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Bombardier Aerospace

4 GLOBAL 7000S FLYING

Bombardier Aerospace has flown the fourth and final Global 7000 flight test vehicle. The aircraft, colloquially known as Architect, is now at the company’s Wichita test centre validating the aircraft’s cabin and in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems.

Mark Broadbent

3 THIRD ARJ21 DELIVERY

The third COMAC ARJ21 twin-jet airliner was due to be delivered to Chengdu Airlines (owned by COMAC) in October. It was flight-tested on September 29 and will be followed by two additional ARJ21s before the end of the year. ARJ21 production is planned to increase to 15 aircraft in 2018. Thirty ARJ21s will go to Chengdu Airlines, with these deliveries scheduled to be completed by 2020. COMAC says it has commitments for 416 ARJ21s from 19 customers. While this number apparently includes 116 aircraft for the People’s Liberation Army, other customers to bring the current 61 disclosed orders to 300 have not yet been publicly identified.

David C Isby

Airbus

Bombardie

90 SEAT Q400 ORDER

Indian airline SpiceJet will be the launch customer for the 90-seat layout on the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop after confirming its letter of intent to buy up to 50 aircraft. This high-density seating offers 29in (736mm) pitch and is one of several cabin layout options on the aircraft. SpiceJet’s order takes Q400 sales to 635 since the aircraft’s launch back in 1999 and is the largest single order ever received for the type.

Mark Broadbent

Boeing

COMAC

Data covers orders announced September 12-October 9. Key: LoI – Letter of Intent; MoU – Memorandum of Understanding.Compiled by Mark Broadbent