November 21, 2016
Latvian carrier airBaltic intends to introduce the Bombardier CS300 - the larger of the two C-Series variants - into revenue service on December 14th. AirBaltic is the launch customer for the CS300 model, with 20 aircraft on order.
Embraer is proposing an electronic eavesdropping version of its E2 E-Jet for service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, together with its KC390 military transport.
A second Mitsubishi Regional Jet prototype has arrived in the United States to participate in the airplane's flight test program.
Japan's Peach Aviation has placed orders for 10 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft, as well as for 3 A320 CEO models. Peach Aviation is 39-percent owned by ANA. No engine selection has been announced.
United Continental Holdings has deferred deliveries of future Boeing 737s, converting 61 of the 737-800 aircraft that it currently has on order to 737 MAX models, and delaying delivery to an unspecified future date.
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would block the sale of Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft to Iran. Both manufacturers rely on U.S. components for key items, allowing the U.S. to effectively shut-down a number of existing deals, should the House measure be approved by the Senate and signed into law by the White House.