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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bombardier Implementing Longer Maintenance Intervals for CSeries Aircraft

By Woodrow Bellamy III

Bombardier is implementing longer maintenance intervals for its CSeries commercial aircraft, the company said Tuesday. 
(CS100. Photo, courtesy of Bombardier.)
The CSeries maintenance program is still under development, but the manufacturer said its targeting line maintenance checks at 850 flight hours and base maintenance checks at 8,500 flight hours. The proposed maintenance schedule should allow CSeries operators to keep maintenance costs and downtime as low as possible. 

The company expects to conduct the first flight of the CSeries in June, with entry into service scheduled for 2014. CSeries is Bombardier's first full-size commercial aircraft family.  

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