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Bombardier studies connectivity for…wait for it….the Q400!

Bombardier is quickly becoming known as an airframer that is committed to providing in-flight connectivity on its business and commercial aircraft, and is even eyeing connectivity for the Q400 turboprop. The Canadian company has partnered with ViaSat and EMS Aviation to offer a Ku-band satellite-supported high-speed Internet option on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. […]

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PHOTOS: The white tails you didn’t see at EBACE

In recent days I’ve posted several stories about Bombardier’s activities. It is safe to say that the Canadian airframer is busy as heck with the CSeries and its Q400 line. And it is still pushing out elegantly outfitted NextGen CRJs and business aircraft for customers around the world. It is not news to anybody that the global economic crisis has had […]

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Should India focus on turboprops and leave the RJs to Sukhoi?

It has been a little while so let’s get back to some regional aircraft chat, shall we? For starters, some interesting news is coming out of India about the Government’s plan for a 70-110-seater. The Hindu reports that Indian scientists, developers and operators met last week to initiate the regional aircraft project. Key quote: “The […]

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Ramp it up and stretch it out – Q400 chat

Bombardier is studying whether it can ramp up production of its Q400 turboprop. At present, the barrier to increasing production has nothing to do with demand and nearly everything do with supply.   That’s because Bombardier is in the midst of a rather significant undertaking – transferring Q400 fuselage work from Japan to China and […]

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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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Juicy presentation from Pinnacle Airlines about Colgan Air’s Q400 expansion

My good friend and colleague, Air Transport Intelligence US Editor Lori Ranson, sniffed out this late-2007 presentation by Pinnacle Airlines executives to investors. There is plenty of stuff worth chatting about in here, but highlights include Pinnacle subsidiary Colgan Air’s potential to expand its feeder deal with Continental Airlines to include 30 Bombardier Q400s, and […]

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