Pratt & Whitney Canada has launched an all-new turboprop engine for regional aircraft to replace the 1,800- to 5,000-shp PW100 series. It expects to run the core demonstrator in the second half of next year.
The response to the volcanic ash crisis has proved to be an important application for the Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 operated by Iceland’s coast guard. The aircraft was delivered last year after Canada’s Field Aviation modified it for maritime surveillance duties, and in recent months has been pressed into service to keep a watchful eye on the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Ruag Aerospace plans to deliver its first new-build 19-seat Dornier 228 New Generation to a still-unidentified Japanese commuter airline at the end of September. The Switzerland-based group is one of two companies to recently re-introduce a vintage 19-seat unpressurized turboprop to the regional airline and utility market.
Switzerland’s Ruag Aerospace plans to deliver its first new-build 19-seat Dornier Do-228 New Generation to an as yet unidentified Japanese commuter airline at the end of September, Ruag Aerospace Services sales director Hubert Seher told AIN at the Regional Airline Association Convention in Milwaukee in late May.
Canada’s Field Aviation has been picked to produce and install custom-designed interiors for two new Bombardier Q400s under a contract with Avitrade Belgium on behalf of its ultimate customer.
Field Aviation has signed a contract with Avitrade Belgium to design, produce and install executive interiors for two new Bombardier Q400s. The modifications will include multi-class seating, in-flight entertainment, satcom, custom galley and floor coverings, wood laminates and redesigned lavatories. All completions are undertaken at Field’s Toronto facility at Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
Ruag Aerospace Services (Stand K95) is here promoting the Do 228 NG, an upgraded version of the Dornier 228 twin turboprop. “Asia–especially the southeast and Far East–is the most important region for us,” sales director Thomas
Imke told AIN.
Field Aviation will produce and install custom-designed aircraft interiors for two new Bombardier Q400s under a contract with Avitrade Belgium on behalf of its ultimate customer. These executive interior modifications will be the first of their kind installed on the turboprop twin. Modification of the first aircraft will begin this month at Field’s Toronto completion center.
Field Aviation (Stand Q97) has been selected to produce and install custom-designed aircraft interiors for two new Bombardier Q400 aircraft under a contract with Avitrade Belgium on behalf of its ultimate customer. The Canadian company said its extensive experience in VIP interior modifications will allow it to tailor each aircraft to the specific needs of Avitrade.