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VIDEO: Inside the brand new Bombardier CRJ1000

Bombardier’s CRJ programme chief Jean-Guy Blondin takes us inside the brand new 100-seat Bombardier CRJ1000 (deliveries only began last month). My video, shot this week at Bombardier’s Mirabel production facility, will show you Brit Air’s CRJ1000 cabin, the cockpit and even the new bigger toilet! And it includes lots of info about Bombardier’s in-flight connectivity […]

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On the road again with RJs and Six Packs on my mind

I’m packing my bag and heading to Aspen in the wee hours of the morning to cover the ever-quotable Michael Boyd’s annual aviation summit. With the memory of a certain United Airlines flight to LAX still fresh in my mind, I’ve opted to fly Southwest Airlines from BWI to Denver and make the scenic drive […]

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VIDEO: CRJ1000 first flight…a little dash will do ya

You may wonder why I’m highlighting the presence of this video a full three weeks after the Bombardier CRJ1000 made its first flight. Well, here’s the thing. The friendly YouTuber who posted the flight test video on 8 September called the aircraft the CRJ-1000. In an archival search, the dash makes all the difference. (For those […]

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PHOTO: Bombardier CRJ1000 first flight within weeks

Bombardier’s CRJ1000 is scheduled to make its first flight within weeks, the Canadian airframer told Runway Girl today. Clarifying an earlier report, a Bombardier spokesman says the CRJ1000 is “on schedule”. “We are en route to an entry-into-service date during the fourth quarter of 2009. We have undergone engine and systems tests. Following completion of […]

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Meet the Bombardier CRJ1000 EuroLite

All this chatter about how Bombardier’s new CSeries 130XT variant is aimed at clients in Europe and elsewhere gets one to thinking about whether the airframer has a special CRJ1000 variant in mind for Europe too. Well, by golly, it does. In addition to the baseline CRJ1000 and CRJ1000ER, Bombardier is offering a CRJ1000 EuroLite […]

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Wherefore art thou CSeries mockup? Not in Turkey.

If you ask me, something seems to be missing from Bombardier Aerospace’s showcase at the AIREX 2008 exhibition being held in Istanbul, Turkey. The Canadian airframer has five aircraft on static display – its Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 jet, Challenger 605 jet, Global Express XRS aircraft and a CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. But there is […]

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Back to Blogging after Belfast: Musings, Mumblings but no Grumblings

Last week I had the great privilege to spend some time in my favourite country, Ireland. I flew on a Continental Airlines Boeing 757 from Newark to Belfast to attend Bombardier’s pre-Farnborough briefing, and then took the train down to Dublin for a day of expensive fun (such a shame that the dollar is about […]

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