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500TH Q400 DELIVERED
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Source: Bombardier

TORONTO - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has delivered the 500th Q400 turboprop aircraft to Calgary-based WestJet Encore. The aircraft is one of 36 that have been ordered by WestJet Encore and its parent company WestJet.

"Bombardier's Q400 aircraft has played an instrumental role in WestJet Encore's growth and success since the start of our operations just two years ago -- having recently expanded service to 24 cities in seven provinces in this short time," said Ferio Pugliese, president of WestJet Encore. "We are thrilled to take home the 500th Canadian-made Q400 aircraft and to have it join our 21-aircraft fleet as we continue to expand to eastern Canada, expanding route possibilities in those local communities. The Q400 aircraft's jet-like speed, operational efficiency, and reduced environmental footprint fit perfectly with our business model, bringing value and comfort alike to our guests."

WestJet Encore launched service in June 2013, operating 10 departures daily to two destinations with two Q400s and 131 employees. Currently, it flies to 24 cities in seven provinces with 114 daily departures with 21 Q400s and approximately 500 employees.

Overall, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 546 Q400s.

Source:  Bombardier
Source Date: June 25, 2015
Posted: 06/30/2015

 
 
ONE AVIATION ANNOUNCES ECLIPSE SPECIAL EDITION TWIN-ENGINE JET
Monday, June 29, 2015

Source: ONE Aviation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - ONE Aviation has announce the Eclipse Special Edition (SE) twin-engine jet. The Eclipse SE is a factory-renewed Eclipse 500 which has been substantially upgraded and reconfigured to include nearly all new features introduced on the new Eclipse 550, including a Dual Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS), Anti-skid Brake System, a newly designed pilot-side Standby Display Unit, PPG glass windshields, new premium interior, and deluxe two-tone paint scheme.

The Eclipse SE also comes with a comprehensive 3-year Factory Warranty and 3-year Eclipse Advantage maintenance program, which covers all required, scheduled inspections including the 300 hour, 24 month inspection as well as lesser inspections such as battery cap checks, fire extinguisher inspections, and more.

"The Eclipse SE is much more than an upgraded Eclipse 500, it is a factory supported, like-new aircraft for a very reasonable price," said Alan Klapmeier, ONE Aviation's CEO. "Our decision to provide the SE with a 3-year Warranty and 3-year Maintenance Plan further demonstrates our goal of simplifying aircraft ownership and providing clarity, convenience, and peace of mind for our customers who own and operate an Eclipse twin-engine jet," said Klapmeier.

The Eclipse SE is delivered with all mandatory and recommended Service Bulletins completed, and a P&WC Gold ESP engine plan paid current through the date of delivery. Also included in aircraft cost is one initial type rating and access to all of the optional features and equipment that are available on an Eclipse 550, including Auto-Throttles, TAWS, TAS, and more.

With the introduction of the Eclipse SE, ONE Aviation will discontinue the Total Eclipse series of aircraft.

"There are so many different configurations, options and completion levels in the TE line that it is confusing for potential customers when evaluating the value of a TE," stated Ken Ross, president of ONE Aviation. "In keeping with our goal to make purchasing and owning an Eclipse simple and transparent, we have introduced the Eclipse SE with the same standard features and available options as the new Eclipse 550. This makes the buying decision much easier for potential customers. With a base price of just over $2 million - about the same as a turbo-prop - the Eclipse SE is a compelling offer," said Ross.

Source:  ONE Aviation
Associated URL: oneaviation.aero
Source Date: June 29, 2015
Posted: 06/30/2015

 
 
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY SELECTS CIRRUS AIRCRAFT
Monday, June 29, 2015

Source: Cirrus Aircraft

DULUTH, Minn. - Cirrus Aircraft has announced a partnership with the Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology to add SR20 trainer aircraft to its flight training fleet.

The Cirrus SR20 series selected by Parks College features the integrated Cirrus Perspective by Garmin flight deck includes two large 10-inch flight displays, a Flight Management System (FMS) keypad controller, plus integrated engine indication and crew alerting/warning systems - all features found on advanced airliners today.

In addition, the Cirrus Perspective flight deck includes an all-digital automatic flight control system and flight director, as well as ADS-B NextGen capabilities, giving students early experience with important aircraft systems they will be using for the rest of their careers. The SR20 also includes a state-of-the-art electronic stability system, akin to the envelope protection systems that are becoming standard features on all new airliners and military aircraft. To top it all off, the airplane’s durable all-composite structure and signature Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) make the aircraft one of the safest and most versatile training airplanes available today.

Parks College is the oldest and first federally licensed flight school in the United States. The school offers degree programs in aviation and flight science, aviation management, global aviation, and more than 100 other disciplines.

A Saint Louis University’s Parks College SR20 aircraft will be on display at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI from July 20-26th at the Cirrus Aircraft exhibit (#183).

Source:  Cirrus
Source Date: June 29, 2015
Posted: 06/30/2015

 

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