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Carriers move to fit regional jets with in-flight connectivity

Cabin innovation in the commercial sector is not only occurring at mainline operators. In fact, regional carriers from around the globe – as well as airframers Bombardier and Embraer – are looking at ways to jazz up the interiors and technology on board their hard-working regional birds.Case in point – Libyan Airlines is looking at […]

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Bombardier sees strong niche for all-premium CSeries

Right now a friend of mine is flying from London City to New York JFK aboard British Airways’ new all-premium Airbus A318 service. Said friend is genuinely excited about his trip, and yet he has probably flown darn near every aircraft in darn near every configuration. With such unbridled enthusiasm for the all-premium concept still […]

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VIDEO: Day 1 review of #DXB09

Jon Ostrower, aka Flightblogger, joined me in wrapping up day one of the Dubai air show.

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Is Ambit’s lawsuit against Aircell starting to bite?

Earlier this year, US technology firm Ambit Corp filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines and Aircell claiming patent infringement regarding the provision of Internet access onboard aircraft. I debated whether to report on this event and ultimately decided to write this erudite paragraph, ahem: Marsha, I mean Aircell, Aircell, Aircell. With all the news […]

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VIDEO: Airlines fear another aircraft programme delay

Flightblogger Jon Ostrower and I took some trains to New York last week to hear Bombardier talk about planes, specifically the Canadian airframer’s planned CSeries narrowbody. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Gary Scott told us that, in light of the 787 and A380 delays, airlines’ greatest fear these days is new-design aircraft programme execution (can’t say […]

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VIDEO: CSeries has space for your bags

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft vice-president marketing Philippe Poutissou shows us the big bags that will fit in the CSeries’ big overhead bins. Two big thumbs up!Key quote: “This airplane has been designed with a huge amount of onboard stowage.”

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Could Bombardier break ground on new IFE&C paradeigm?

  My colleague Megan Kuhn travelled to Montreal this week to witness the groundbreaking of Bombardier’s first CSeries facility, a training center called CIASTA – first revealed here – that will house a virtual CSeries aircraft. While in Montreal, Megan asked Bombardier executives about the airframer’s plans for IFE on the aircraft. You may recall […]

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Roll out the barrel but leave this seat on the drawing room floor

Bombardier’s very first CSeries test aircraft is poised to start taking shape after the first fuselage test barrel was delivered to the airframer’s St Laurent facility outside of Montreal. Check out Bombardier’s video (hey, those are some nice multi-media skills you’ve got going there, Bombardier!). > Bombardier is being very forward-thinking with this aircraft. Indeed, […]

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Bombardier embraces social media; names Panasonic as CSeries supplier

I’ve been meaning to blog about this all week. During a delightful, delicious press dinner last Sunday in Paris, Bombardier told the world’s aviation journalists that it intends to embrace social media networking. The airframer is open to ideas on how to proceed, but obviously @Bombardier on Twitter is a wonderful way to start. For those […]

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VIDEO: Me, a Flightblogger and Stefan go wild in Paris

Ohhhhh, day 2. What a freaking day! I’m dragging my tail behind me and I’ve still got another full day at the Paris Air Show. But man, is this fun, or what? I teamed up with Flightblogger again for a show wrap-up – and even dragged out our dear plastic friend Stefan the Pilot – for an […]

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