May 23, 2016
Bombardier has removed Republic Airways' order for the C-Series from its official production schedule, citing ongoing bankruptcy filings by Republic Airways Holdings. Republic Airways signed an agreement in February 2010 placing 40 CS300 aircraft on firm order, and another 40 on option. The aircraft will still remain on Bombardier's official order book, pending the outcome of bankruptcy proceedings, but will no longer appear on the delivery schedule.
Talks with Canada's federal government in Ottawa over a potential financial aid package for Bombardier have reportedly stalled over government insistence that Bombardier reform its two-tier share structure, that currently guarantees that a majority of voting rights remain in the hands of the company's founding family.
More than 400 engineers and technicians from Mitsubishi Aircraft have arrived at Moses Lake, WA to prepare for flight test of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.
Mitsubishi Aircraft is preparing for the first flight test of the second MRJ prototype, expected to occur by the end of this month.
Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet has placed an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft - a high-density version of the airplane. The deal was signed during a visit by President Barack Obama to Hanoi.
Low cost carrier IndiGo reports that the longer start-up time required by the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines on the A320 NEO is making it difficult for the airline to meet its ground-time and airplane turn-around targets.