American contracts with Mesa Air to operate Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft

Mesa Air Group announced that it has contracted with American Airlines to purchase six new CRJ-900 planes to add to its current fleet.

American first announced plans to purchase Bombardier jets last December, shortly after its merger with US Airways. The carrier signed a firm purchase agreement for 30 CRJ-900 aircraft, with options for an additional 40, an order valued at $1.42 billion at the time, with the potential to increase to $3.38 billion if all options were exercised.

Fleet Week returns to NYC with ship tours and aerial displays

If you’ll be in New York City from May 21 to May 27, you may want to stop at any of the waterfront areas to take a tour of the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine ships.

Fleet Week is a chance for New York City to recognize the contributions of the US military around Memorial Day, and also to appreciate the city’s advantageous location on a beautiful harbor. Events include fighter jet flyovers and other aerial displays, ship tours, live music performances, special days at the city’s ballparks and, of course, hoards of sailors in their dress whites carousing on their best behavior around town.

IKEA museum set for 2015 delivery

Heading over to Sweden in 2015? Make sure to stop by Almhult to visit the IKEA museum.

Tentatively scheduled to open in fall 2015, the museum will take up 7,000 square meters on the site of the recently relocated IKEA store in Almhult, also the site of IKEA’S first store opened by founder Ingvar Kamprad in 1958.

(Photo: Bombardier Aerospace)