Bombardier

  • Bombardier Challenger 600 Crash in Florida

    Bombardier Challenger 600 Crash in Florida

    A Bombardier Challenger 600 private jet has crashed onto I-75 near Naples, Florida today. The Bombardier Challenger 604 – N823KD – MSN5584 – flight HPJ823 was bound from Columbus (OSU) to Naples (APF). Apparently the pilots have reported engine failure before. Shortly before going into approach, the plane crashed into a car driving on the…

  • News – Meet the Airbus A220

    News – Meet the Airbus A220

    In a surprising move, Airbus has revealed the renaming of the former Bombardier C Series (CS100 and CS300) to Airbus A220-100 and A220-300. The aircraft are fully optimized for the 100 to 150 seat market and perfectly complement Airbus’ existing best-selling A320neo family. “Everyone at Airbus has been looking forward to this historic moment. Today,…

  • Boeing announces Partnership with Embraer

    Boeing announces Partnership with Embraer

    Just five days after the Airbus-Bombardier C-Series partnership came into effect, rival Boaing has announced that they are taking over 100% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft operations. In October 2017 Airbus purchased a 50.01% majority stake in the Bombardier CSeries program. As part of the deal, Bombardier retained a 31% stake in the aircraft and Investissement…

  • Bombardier CSeries Cockpit Shots

    Cockpit shots from the all-new Bombardier CS100 and Bombardier CS300 test aircraft. All photos (c) Jon Ostrower via Flickr

  • Bombardier CS300 Completed First Flight

    Bombardier’s newest member of its single-aisle commercial planes, the CS300, has successfully completed its first flight. The CS300 is joining it’s smaller sister, the CS100 model that already completed the maiden flight in September 2013. The Bombardier CSeries is an all-new family of single-aisle jets designed for the 100- to 150-seat market segment. The CS300…

  • American Airlines orders more Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen

    American Airlines orders more Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen

    American Airlines has ordered 24 more Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The options were originally acquired as part of American’s Bombardier order from December 2013. The new planes will be operated under the American Eagle brand. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $1.14 billion…

  • Propeller smashed through window (Photos)

    The right propeller of an Air Canada Express Bombardier Q400 smashed through the window, almost hitting one passenger. As the Q400 turboprop (C-GGBF) took off from the Calgary airport en route to Grande Prairie (Canada), the airplane experienced a blown tire. Strong winds at Calgary made the crew decide to divert to Edmonton to carry…

  • Video – First Flight of the Bombardier CS

    The all-new Bombardier CSeries successfully took of for its maiden flight today. The Bombardier CSeries family, comprising of the 110-seat CS100, and the 135-seat CS300 competes with the Boeing 737 Next Generation 737-600, 737-700, Airbus A318, Airbus A319 and Embraer 195. Video: Image: Bombardier

  • Schedule for Bombardier CS Maiden Flight

    Pending optimal weather conditions and aircraft readiness, the first flight of the Bombardier CSeries – Bombardier CS100 flight test aircraft FTV1 – is expected to take place on Monday, September 16, 2013. The first flight taking off from Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility can be followed live via webcast at cseriesfirstflight.bombardier.com. The Bombardier CSeries family, comprising…

  • Bombardier CS100 Pictures (Pre-First Flight)

    With its maiden flight scheduled for the coming weeks, the all-new Bombardier CSeries is about to be getting completed. Bombardier now provided these stunning pictures showing the new CS100 (FTV1) sitting on the runway for last tests prior to the first flight. The plane is already wearing its finished livery. The Bombardier CSeries is a…

  • Bombardier CSeries on Track for First Flight

    Bombardier Aerospace announced that the development of the CSeries aircraft is making excellent progress as the program readies to transition to the flight test phase in order to achieve first flight by the end of June 2013. Bombardier also confirmed that it has introduced an extra capacity seating option that will increase the CS300 aircraft…

  • Bombardier Vision Flight Deck Enters Service

    Bombardier Aerospace announced today that its Vision Flight Deck entered service on schedule on a Global 5000 jet. The aircraft was delivered to Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda, a longtime Bombardier customer. Bombardier Aerospace and Rockwell Collins are the first to certify synthetic vision imagery on a HUD as part of the Pro Line Fusion®…

  • Video – Bombardier Global 6000 HUD in Action

    The Bombardier Global 6000, which entry into service is expected for 2012, features the Global Vision flight deck that includes a new state of the art head-up display (HUD). Using the Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance System (HGS) with synthetic vision, terrain, airports and obstructions are directly projected in front of the pilot. Rockwell Collins will…

  • Atlasjet Orders Bombardier CS300

    Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Atlasjet (Turkey) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 10 CS300 and take options on a further five CS300 aircraft. Founded in 2001, Atlasjet operates 17 aircraft on domestic and international routes with scheduled and charter services. Atlasjet operates domestic scheduled passenger services and regular charter flights to…

  • Photos – Bombardier CSeries Flight Deck

    At Dubai Airshow that is currently taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Bombardier presented a full-scale flight deck demonstrator for the all-new CSeries aircraft. As in a real aircraft, visitors can “board” the CSeries aircraft demonstrator, turn left to experience the flight deck or turn right to walk down the aisle of the cabin.…

  • Chinese Airline Places Order for Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen

    Bombardier Aerospace announced that a Chinese airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. The transaction, which is the first for CRJ900 aircraft in China, includes options on additional five CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. “Since the introduction of the original Canadair…

  • John Travolta Joins Bombardier as Ambassador

    In addition to his role as “Ambassador-at-Large” for Australian flag carrier Qantas, John Travolta now owns another title. Today he joined Bombardier as brand ambassador for its Learjet, Challenger and Global jets. “Recognized worldwide as an accomplished actor and film producer, John Travolta is also a licensed jet pilot and an advocate for corporate aviation.…

  • Paris Air Show 2011 – And the Winner is Airbus

    At the Paris Air Show 2011 in Le Bourget, Airbus won orders and commitments worth about US$72.2 billion for a total of 730 aircraft. This success sets a new record for any commercial aircraft manufacturer at any air show ever. The commitments comprise Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 312 aircraft worth US$28.2 billion and firm…

  • Cool Photos – Lufthansa Bombardier CRJ900

    Lufthansa posted these awesome photos of a Lufthansa CityLine Bombardier CRJ900 on their Facebook page. Lufthansa CityLine currently operates 12 Bombardier CRJ900 and 20 Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets. The CRJ900 is a stretched 76-90 seat version of the CRJ700. The Bombardier CRJ900 directly competes with the Embraer 175. Photos: (c) Lufthansa

  • Nice Video – Buffalo Airways Canadair CL-215 Firebomber

    Tim Feeny from Limelight Studios made this nice video as he had the chance to check out behind-the-scenes of the History Channel docu-series “Ice Pilots NWT“. Some Buffalo Airways Canadair CL-215 Firebombers were filmed as the pilots practiced for waterbombing. Buffalo Airways based in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada currently operates 6 Canadair CL-215. The…

  • Photos – Atlantic Southeast (Delta) Bird Strike

    A Bombardier CRJ200ER operated by Atlantic Southeast (Delta Connection) struck a flock of large birds, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at Little Rock National Airport. Flight 5087 was bound from Atlanta to Little Rock when pilots reported the bird strike at 3:38 p.m. Friday, about 20 miles southeast of the airport. The…