Latvia’s Air Baltic has agreed to become the launch customer for a high-density version of the Bombardier CSeries CS300 capable of carrying 160 seats, Bombardier announced Thursday during an official unveiling of the airplane’s first flight test vehicle (FTV1) at its factory in Mirabel, Quebec.
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Bombardier has begun the first set of systems tests and simulations for the C Series airliner in its systems integration rig, known also as the Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (Ciasta) or “Aircraft 0,” the company announced Wednesday.
Innotech-Execaire (Booth No. N5915), in the aviation services business for more than 50 years, is investing in the expansion of both its Montreal and Toronto facilities “to support growing customer requirements,” said the company.
Skyservice Business Aviation, headquartered in Montréal, celebrated the chain’s 25th anniversary in August. Starting in 1986 with an FBO at Montréal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, the company has since added locations in Toronto and Calgary, all offering up to heavy maintenance capabilities for a variety of business jets and turboprops.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) joined Canadian and Quebec government officials in inaugurating the company’s global flight test operations center yesterday at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport.
The FAA has awarded supplemental type certificate approval to Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group to install its I-Cair cabin-air quality system on the Bombardier Global series. The I-Cair system was jointly developed by Dorval, Canada-based Innotech Aviation and Montreal-based Air Data, using its JetAir bio-protection system, with installations being done at Innotech’s completion center in Montreal.
Global Express operators have another option for 4C/8C inspections. Innotech Aviation now offers the major airframe inspections at its Montreal P.E. Trudeau International Airport facility.
Under a partnership agreement signed with Air Data, Innotech Aviation’s Montreal completion center will install Air Data JetAir bio-protection systems (BPS) on Bombardier Global Expresses. The JetAir BPS uses “cold plasma ionic interaction” technology, which catches and inactivates air contaminants and reduces “harmful and annoying gases against which traditional filters have no effect,” according to Innotech.
Aero Toy Store finished a 45,000-sq-ft expansion at its FBO in Dorval, Quebec, in late May. The $7.6 million expansion includes a new 30,000-sq-ft hangar and 15,000-sq-ft completions center, complementing the existing FBO terminal and adding capability in Montreal similar to Aero Toy Store’s operation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In Montreal, Aero Toy Store facilities encompass 200,000 sq ft.
Innotech Aviation plans to open a new 41,000-sq-ft paint preparation and application facility this July. The paint shop, which will accommodate aircraft as large as the Bombardier Global XRS, features state-of-the-art filters, an independent waste-water cleaning system and variable-speed airflow, making it, according to Innotech, the most modern and technologically advanced hangar of its kind in North America.