Flying Colours has been granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for a new CRJ ExecLiner Corporate Shuttle created by the Canadian MRO, completion and refurbishment specialist.
St. George, Utah-based SkyWest plans to return to Delta Air Lines another 24 fifty-seat Bombardier CRJ200s by the end of this December as part of the transition to 34 larger, dual-class jets specified by a new Delta Connection agreement signed in August last year. Under the terms of the deal, it added five 66-seat Bombardier CRJ700s and 29 seventy-six-seat CRJ900s to its Delta Connection network by the end of this past May and transferred 22 CRJ200s to its American Eagle network by June 30.
Ruag Aviation has delivered its first cabin completion project, a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner that was transformed into a 10-seat VIP configuration. The entire cabin, including electrics, was reworked with a luxury interior that included wireless cabin entertainment, private area, club seating and dining areas. The company’s cabin interior program offers a one-stop-shop that covers design consultancy, cabin design, furniture construction, cabin integration and certification. It also offers exterior painting and design services.
Of all the new products it is has on display at EBACE this year, New Berlin, Wisconsin-based Emteq (Booth 1557) expects the most buzz to be around its eConnect advancements. Since eConnect was introduced in the fourth quarter of 2011, Emteq has continued to update the cabin electronics control system, ensuring it not only will serve as a current top-line CMS/IFE system but can also adapt to future needs.
Flying Colours, a Canada-based completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist, has expanded its CRJ conversion program beyond executive aircraft. It is now a third of the way through a schedule that will see eight CRJ200s converted into 16-seat executive shuttle configuration for an undisclosed client. The complete shuttle conversion sees each aircraft fitted with new business-jet seats, a new executive shell kit, upgraded galley, refurbished first-class lavatory, and SwiftBroadband installation.
Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group has rejoined the Regional Airline Association (RAA) after a 12-year absence. Mesa’s admission increases the RAA’s airline membership rolls to 27 carriers operating half of all U.S. commercial flights.
Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines on Wednesday officially emerged from bankruptcy as a wholly owned regional subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.
328 Design received EASA STC approval for conversion of a Bombardier CRJ200 in regional airline configuration to a 10-seat executive layout. In collaboration with Ruag Aircraft Services, 328 Design fitted the aircraft with the latest CMS/IFE technology based on Emteq’s eConnect and eQuation Cabin Power, which allows passengers to use their own personal devices to connect and control the cabin systems, LED cabin lighting, window shades and entertainment, and provides 220VAC for power to recharge and work with personal electronic devices in flight.
Bombardier has appointed Canada’s Flying Colours to handle an extensive interior modification of seven Bombardier CRJ700 NextGen aircraft for an undisclosed Chinese customer. The work will be conducted over a two-year period and part of the new-look cabins will be fitted out for VIP use.
Miami, Florida-based Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 regional jets, the company announced Thursday.