November 28, 2016
Bombardier has been awarded the same type rating (STR) for both the CS100 and CS300 aircraft models, by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada. This allows for delivery of CS300 aircraft under the previously issued type certification for the CS100 model.
Bombardier expects to hand over the first CS300 airplane to launch customer airBaltic during a ceremony on Monday November 28th.
Embraer expects to begin assembly for the first wing for its prototype E195-E2 airplane within the next few days. The E195-E2 is a stretched version of the E190-E2 which is already in flight test. The E195-E2 will feature up to 144 seats.
The fourth Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) prototype made its first flight from Nagoya Airfield on November 22nd.
Thai AirAsia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 NEO, with a second airplane due at the end of December. AirAsia's NEO fleet is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.
Fiji Airways has ordered five Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft to replace its narrowbody fleet of 737-800s and -700s. The first MAX-8 will be delivered in 2018.