Irish regional airline CityJet is to acquire Scandinavian Airlines’ (SAS) Danish regional subsidiary Cimber and has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six Bombardier CRJ900s, plus four options.
Japan Air Commuter receives first ATR 42
Japan Air Commuter—member of the JAL Group—has taken delivery of its first 50-seat ATR 42-600.
Recorders significantly damaged from ACT Airlines 747F
The flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) retrieved last week from the ACT Airlines Boeing 747 freighter crash site and sent to Moscow for analysis have significant mechanical damage and high temperature traces, according to Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC).
Boeing's ABS-2A 702 satellite enters service
The second 702 satellite built by Boeing for Bermuda-based communication satellite operator ABS went into service Jan. 21. Photo: Artist rendering of ABS-2A
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