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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...

  • 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...

  • Premium #326 – Managing in an Age of Viral Video

    In recent weeks, we’ve seen several airline videos, including a passenger being dragged off a United Express (Republic) flight and a woman holding two children in distress after being hit in the head by a stroller grabbed by a male flight attendant.  There has also been other negative news from Delta, Air Canada, and more...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...