News Listings for Canadair CL-415

  • Pilot shortages hold back growth of seaplane market

    News | 28 Dec 2007 00:00 | Jeffrey Decker

    market Buoyant sector Seaplane manufacturers and float installers have enjoyed a bumper year, but pilot shortages threaten to hold back growth jeffrey...
  • Execujet's new division targets Mexican market

    News | 10 Jun 2002 23:00

    <p>South African-owned aircraft management company Execujet has added Mexico to its growing list of non-US locations. With 500 business aircraft, the country is the fourth largest market for business aircraft after the USA, the European Union and Brazil, and is an obvious target, according to Roberto Zambrano Villarreal, director general of the new venture. </p> <p>Execujet, which has its head office in Zug, Switzerland, is the sales agent or sole distributor for Bombardier business aircraft in 25 countries, but will initially only offer aircraft management at the Monter- rey facility, says Gr‚gor Koncilja, director of aircraft management. Bombardier business aircraft sales are handled by Jet Mach, which was responsible for securing recent government deals, including the Mexican coast guard's acquisition of Canadair CL-415 amphibian aircraft for special missions. </p> <p>Execujet Switzerland, which established the new venture with the flight department of Mexican cement giant Cemex,
  • Military Aircraft Directory Part 1

    News | 03 Aug 1999 23:00

    Ongoing competitions and the Kosovo crisis underline the continuing need for transports, tankers and surveillance aircraft. Part two of the directory will survey fighter and trainer aircraft. <p>Stewart Penney/LONDON</p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=3177' /></p> <p>Transport and support aircraft attract fewer headlines than their fighter and bomber brethren, but they play a vital part in the make-up of every air arm worldwide. </p> <p>Recent events over the former Republic of Yugoslavia underline the need for such aircraft. Transports to deliver the necessary men and material, surveillance aircraft to provide commanders with up-to-date intelligence on their foe's movements, maritime patrol aircraft to watch for sanction busters and tankers to give combat aircraft the fuel to carry warloads. </p> <p>Some notable competitions have been settled in the past 12 months, including the Australian Wedgetail and Greek AEW&amp;C competitions, and the UK Airborne Stand-off Rad
  • Italian amphibian

    News | 13 Jul 1999 23:00

    <p>The Italian Civil Protection Agency is in negotiations with Bombardier for the acquisition of up to five Canadair CL-415 amphibians, to add to its current fleet of 10. The aircraft will be used to fight fires in the Reggio Calabria, Trapani, Olbia and Ciampino areas. The aircraft will be operated and maintained by Sorem, which has won a court battle against fellow amphibian operator and former contractor Sisam, which attempted to block the agency's decision to sign Genoa-based Sorem. Bombardier has 52 orders for CL-415s, with 40 aircraft awaiting delivery.</p>
  • Waterbomber set for passenger role

    News | 17 Jun 1999 23:00

    <p>Alan Peaford </p> <p>A new sector in the regional aircraft market was confirmed yesterday when Beta Air outlined its plans to offer a 72-seat passenger version of its jet-powered waterbomber. </p> <p>The Be-200 has impressed the crowds at Le Bourget with its fire-fighting capabilities, dropping 6,000 tonnes of water in the daily flying display. </p> <p>But Beta - a Russian, Swiss and Ukrainian joint venture that brings together Beriev, Irkutsk Aviation Industrial Association and corporate financiers - thinks that there is a revolutionary new market for the aircraft. </p> <p>Beta Air director general Victor Kobzev says the aircraft's flexibility will drive the order book up. He believes a changing market for regional passenger transport will be the key. </p> <p>Emerging </p> <p>An independent Western market study shows a demand in emerging and remote nations for increased air traffic. </p> <p>"But often there is not the infrastructure or the finance for big land-based airports
  • UK's Britten-Norman snaps up Romaero

    News | 03 Feb 1999 00:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=2319' /></p> <p>The Romanian Government has sold it largest aircraft manufacturer, Romaero, to UK's Britten-Norman, for a reported $80.5m as part of its long-term policy to dispose of its state-owned assets. The sales were enforced following the breakdown of the former Communist regime in the 1989, but have gained momentum in the past 12 months due to public pressure. </p> <p>The Romaero acquisition is part of Britten-Norman's long-term strategy to expand and diversify its Isle of Wight-based operation, since its sale by Pilatus Aircraft to US Industrial group Biofarm in 1998. "The Romaero acquisition will allow us to expand and diversify our activities in the global aerospace industry beyond the production of the Islander and the Defender aircraft," says Britten-Norman. </p> <p>Romaero has manufactured over 500 Islander fuselages for Britten-Norman over the past 30 years and the Romanian company UK's will play a pivotal role in the compan