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Bombardier CSeries

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On September 1, 2013 4 Bombardier Aerospace announced that the first CSeries aircraft, Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1), has successfully obtained Transport Canada's Flight Test Permit, thereby clearing the way for its maiden flight. This follows a series of pre-flight tests including low-speed taxi runs.

"Five years in the making and today, following receipt of Transport Canada's flight test permit, we are very close to the CSeries airliner's first flight " said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

Designed for the growing 100 to 149 seat market, the 100% new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, the CSeries aircraft family will offer an extra capacity seating option.

As of June 30, 2013, Bombardier had booked orders and commitments for 388 CSeries aircraft that included firm orders for 177 CSeries airliners.


Bombardier sold the CSeries aircraft to Airbus. The CSeries became known as the A220, the single-aisle jet became a huge success for Airbus.



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