If ratified, a new tentative agreement between Delta Air Lines and its pilot union will allow Delta to acquire up to 70 more two-class, 76-seat regional jets as well as the 88 Boeing 717s that Delta has agreed in principle to sublease from Southwest Airlines.

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Air Canada has inaugurated service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, making the airline the only carrier serving all three major airports in the New York City region from Canada.

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After taking delivery of 10 Embraer 170 regional jets, Japan Airlines has signed an amendment to the original June 2007 purchase contract in order to add another new Embraer 170.

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Based in Kigali in Rwanda, RwandAir will become the first Bombardier CRJ900 operator in Eastern Africa. Bombardier Aerospace values Rwandair’s firm order at approximately US$89 million, based on the list price of the CRJ900 NextGen.

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The national flag carrier of Estonia has ordered three Embraer 175s and one Embraer 190, and is taking four Embraer 170s and four additional Embraer 190s under a combination of lease agreements with Finnair and leasing companies.

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Garuda Indonesia was confirmed at the Singapore Airshow on February 15 as the unidentified customer which ordered six Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and placed 18 options in a deal announced on February 10. Garuda also said it would acquire up to 12 more CRJ1000s from a third party.

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Bombardier Aerospace has announced that an airline, which has requested to remain unidentified for now, has signed a firm order for six CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on another 18.

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The 75th aircraft, a CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet, follows nine other CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft, 11 CRJ900s, 35 CRJ200s and 19 Bombardier Q300 turboprops previously delivered to Air Nostrum.

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If finalized, the six-aircraft transaction will be the first order for the Bombardier CRJ900 in China. It includes options on an additional five CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.

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Embraer values the order at $226 million at list price. Deliveries of the five Embraer 195s to Air Dolomiti are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012.

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The first Delta Connection regional jet equipped with Wi-Fi departed on September 7 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with scheduled stops in Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; and White Plains, New York throughout the day.

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Russian natural-gas giant Gazprom komplekt has signed a firm order at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon for the purchase of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100/95LRs to upgrade the fleet of subsidiary airline GazpromAvia. The order firms a letter of intent signed by Gazprom at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow.

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The three ERJ-135s will replace some of the airline’s turboprops and are on schedule to be delivered in March. They will operate domestic flights within Namibia.

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation reveals that U.S. regional airline group Trans States Holdings firmed its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets on December 27, 2010 and took options on another 50 aircraft.

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According to Delta, it will be the first U.S. domestic carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and regional aircraft fleets with two classes of service.

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