Transport Canada inspectors have issued the
flight permit that allows the first CS300 flight test vehicle to
join the flight test program.
Pending optimal weather conditions, the
CS300 aircraft’s first flight is expected to occur between 26-28
The aircraft is expected to perform a series of
handling and system calibration tests, at a wide range of
altitudes and speeds.
“This is an exciting time. The first four CS100 Flight Test
Vehicles (FTVs) have flown more than 1,000 hours, test results are
looking great and the CS300 aircraft will perform its maiden
flight in the coming days,” said Rob Dewar, Vice President, CSeries Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The success of
the CSeries aircraft program is testament to the dedication and
hard work of our partners, suppliers and in-house teams, and it
has also benefitted greatly from the involvement of our
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