Bombardier’s CSeries Gets Back in the Air

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 9, 2014
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The Bombardier CSeries in flight
The Bombardier CSeries in flight. Photo: Bombardier

[Avionics Today 09-09-2014] After an engine-related incident during stationary ground maintenance testing in May, Bombardier confirmed that the CSeries aircraft resumed flight testing with flight test vehicle two (FTV2), taking flight at Bombardier’s facility in Mirabel, Québec. Despite the setback, a statement put out by Bombardier indicates that the aircraft’s entry-into-service remains on track for the second half of 2015.

Pratt and Whitney, alongside Bombardier, has taken appropriate measures to address the issue, including the modification of the engine’s oil lubrication system.

“Aircraft flight test programs are complex and involve extreme testing meant to draw out any potential issues and correct them prior to entry-into-service,” said Rob Dewar, vice president of the CSeries Aircraft Program at Bombardier, commenting on the incident in May.

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