Hello dear IFC-members!
As you know, the amazing FDS is currently reworking the CRJ and now it is the right time to request liveries!
About the aircraft:
The Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 (formerly known as the Canadair CRJ100 and CRJ200) are a family of regional airliners designed and manufactured by Bombardier. The CRJ had the distinction of marking Canada’s entry into the civil jet industry.
It was based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. An initial effort to produce an enlarged 36-seat version of the aircraft, known as the Challenger 610E, was terminated during 1981. Shortly after Canadair’s privatisation and sale to Bombardier, work on a stretched derivative was reinvigorated; during early 1989, the Canadair Regional Jet program was formally launched. On 10 May 1991, the first of three CRJ100 prototypes conducted its maiden flight. The type first entered service during the following year with its launch customer, German airline Lufthansa.
The initial variant, the CRJ100, was soon joined by another model, designated as the CRJ200. It was largely identical to the CRJ100, except for the installation of more efficient turbofan engines, which gave the aircraft lower fuel consumption, increased cruise altitude and cruise speed. During the 1990s, various additional versions and models of the type were developed and put into service. During the late 1990s, a substantially enlarged derivative of the airliner, referred to as the CRJ700, was developed; it was soon joined by the even larger CRJ900 and CRJ1000. During 2006, production of both the CRJ100 and CRJ200 came to an end; the majority of produced airliners have remained in revenue service to date. Additionally, several airlines have modernised their fleets to support extended service.
About the airline:
Tyrolean Airways, officially Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt GmbH (Tirol is on of the 9 states in Austria), was an Austrian airline based in Innsbruck with its hub at Vienna International Airport and its homebase at Innsbruck Airport. It was owned by the Lufthansa Group and was an affiliate of the Star Alliance together with its parent Austrian Airlines.
Tyrolean operated regional flights under the Austrian Arrows brand on behalf of Austrian Airlines from 2003 until July 2012, when nearly all employees and the fleet of Austrian Airlines was transferred to it following a labour dispute tollowing a new labour agreement, Tyrolean was merged into Austrian Airlines and dissolved as a company on 31 March 2015.
The airline was acquired by Austrian Airlines in March 1998 after the original owner Mr. Gernot Langes-Swarovski made the company available for purchase. In 2003, as part of an effort by its parent company to consolidate its brand, the fleet was rebranded as Austrian Arrows with livery changed to match that of the Austrian Airlines Group. Airline operations, however, were still managed independently by Tyrolean from its Innsbruck base.
Since 1 July 2012, all flights of the Austrian Airlines Group were carried out by Tyrolean Airways. In a consolidated effort to save Austrian Airlines from bankruptcy, the Austrian Airlines CEO at the time, Mr. Jaan Albrecht fused the entire fleet and staff of the Austrian Airlines Group, approximately 460 pilots and 1,500 cabin crew, into Tyrolean to maintain operations. All Austrian Airlines Group flights - except for a single Boeing 777-200ER (OE-LPB) due to international traffic laws - were operated by Tyrolean, but maintained their Austrian flight numbers.
In October 2014, it was reported that Tyrolean’s flight operations and staff were to be reintegrated into Austrian Airlines by 31 March 2015 as a new labour agreement had been signed. Accordingly, on this date all flight operations, crew members and aircraft were transferred back into Austrian Airlines while Tyrolean Airways was dissolved after serving as a vessel to float Austrian Airlines back into operations.
Fleet (all of the aircraft are operating for Austrian Airlines):
Airbus A320-200 (16)
Airbus A321-100 (3)
Boeing 767-300ER (9)
Boeing 777-200ER (5)
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (18)
Fokker 70 (6)
Fokker 100 (15)
As you know, we only have 2 aircraft in the Austrian Arrows/Airlines livery, the A321 and the Q400. Another aircraft in the Austrian livery would be a great addition to our current Austrian Airlines fleet!
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