Bombardier receives order for six CRJ700 NextGen aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace reported that it has received a signed firm order for six CRJ700 NextGen regional jets. The airline which placed the order has also taken options on an additional 10 aircraft, and has requested to remain unidentified at this time. Based on the list price for the CRJ700 NextGen aircraft, the value of the order is approximately $207 million. If all 10 options are exercised, the value of the order could rise to approximately $562 million.

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GE Rolls-Royce fighter engine team completes F136 high-altitude tests

The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team has successfully completed a high-altitude afterburner testing program at the US Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee, including common exhaust hardware for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The F136 engine is a 40,000+ lb. thrust, combat engine that will be available to power all variants of the F-35 for the US military and eight partner nations.

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Premier I added to Delta AirElite fleet

Delta AirElite has added a Beechcraft Premier I to its growing nationwide fleet of modern business jets. The addition of this popular light jet is part of the company’s expansion as demand continues to grow with the success of its attractive Fleet Membership program. The late-model jet will be based in the San Francisco Bay area and will serve AirElite’s growing southwest customer base.

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Czech Airlines takes delivery of second new Airbus A319

Czech Airlines has received another new Airbus A319. The aircraft arrived from the Airbus aircraft assembly centre in Hamburg, Germany. Czech Airlines will receive four new aircraft of this type from Airbus this year. The Airline has already taken delivery of the first one in February, the third will arrive in April, and the last in September. Czech Airlines chose the Airbus A320/319 aircraft in a tender for new-generation medium-haul aircraft, in 2004. From this tender, Czech Airlines received three aircraft in 2006 and five last year. Also, the Airline has decided to exercise an advantageous option for another eight Read more

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