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Premium – Arkia selects LEAP

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Premium – Arkia selects LEAP






Yesterday Israel’s second largest airline, Arkia, selected the CFM LEAP engine for its A320neo order.  The airline only has four on order, so it is a small order.  But the implications of this are far bigger. Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to active members. Already a member? LOGIN HERE Interested in…

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CS100 awarded London City certification

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CS100 awarded London City certification






Bombardier announced that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded its CS100 its steep approach certifications. The CS100 aircraft’s capability to operate at challenging airports such as London City (LCY) Airport was validated by a comprehensive flight test program. Swiss International Air Lines will be the first airline to operate the C…

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Pratt & Whitney Canada – The Dominator

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Pratt & Whitney Canada – The Dominator






Looking at the turboprop market we note that there is a level of domination we have not seen in other markets.  This is not just impressive, it is remarkable.  The chart below lists the active airline fleet of turboprops.  The percent number in each year reflects PW&C’s market share.  The company’s dominance of this market…

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Chorus Aviation and the ATR order

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Chorus Aviation and the ATR order






Chorus Aviation today announced it acquired six ATR 72-600s with attached leases from Aviation PLC. Three of these aircraft are currently on lease to U.K. carrier, Flybe, and three to Virgin Australia Airlines. Commenting on the planned purchase, Chorus Aviation Capital’s President, Steven Ridolfi (ex Bombardier VP), said, “We are delighted to announce this portfolio…

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Premium – Aeroflot Fleet Review

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Premium – Aeroflot Fleet Review






Continuing our fleet review series, today we look at Aeroflot.  The company has gone through various iterations, lie so many others.  Its roots go back to 1923.  During the Soviet era, this was the world’s largest airline.  Offering flights across the Soviet Union and abroad. Its domestic service had very low fares and huge traffic. …

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More insight into A350 program progress

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More insight into A350 program progress






We did an earlier look at this issue and now we can show more progress.  So far 74 have been delivered.  The table lists these along with the number of days from first flight to delivery.  We list the number of tests flights for each delivery.  On the whole, there has been progress.  The only…

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