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.
A Bombardier CRJ200ER regional airliner crashed January 29 while on approach to Almaty Airport (UAAA) in Kazakhstan. The flight, operated by Scat Airlines, was inbound after a 770-mile flight from Kokshetau and crashed approximately three miles northeast of the airport in weather conditions reported as near zero-zero at the time of the accident. Kazakhstan’s airlines remain banned from European Union airspace and airports under an official safety blacklist.
A Bombardier CRJ200 operated by Kazakh regional airline SCAT crashed on Tuesday near the village of Kyzyl Tu in southeast Kazakhstan, killing all 15 passengers and six crewmembers. Although reports from Kazakhstan indicate the existence of low clouds and fog, a Bombardier spokesman couldn’t confirm the weather conditions at the time of the accident.
The pilots of Pinnacle Airlines ratified a bankruptcy restructuring contract on Tuesday, thereby avoiding what could have proved a messy court battle with management and potentially saving the Memphis-based regional from liquidation. Eight-five percent of the pilots who cast ballots voted in favor of the agreement.
Pinnacle Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiaries have entered into a series of agreements that would provide a path forward for the company to emerge from bankruptcy under the ownership of Delta Air Lines or an affiliate, the company announced Thursday.