August 2012 archive

CSeries Aircraft Zero undergoing virtual flight tests

Bombardier Aerospace announced on August 27th, 2012 that virtual flight testing is underway using Aircraft Zero of the CSeries program. According to the company’s release, avionics, electrical, flight control, fly-by-wire, hydraulic, landing gear and wiring systems are now all commissioned, and systems integration and communication within and between the systems has been successfully demonstrated. This …

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Delivery of first CRJ900 to RwandAir planned for October 2012

Artist's rendering of RwandAir CRJ 900

Seen at the Bombardier manufacturing plant in Montreal recently, the first RwandAir CRJ900 is in the final stages of preparation for delivery. Announced plans are that the aircraft will be delivered to the airline by the middle of October 2012. The first aircraft has been identified as MSN 15286, with a second identified aircraft for …

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Air Canada considering fleet changes in 2013

Air Canada Logo

Air Canada is planning possible fleet changes as a result of an arbitrator’s decision in July which would give the airline the opportunity to remove regional jets from its mainline fleet and ordering larger aircraft in their place. The airline and its pilot union offered two different plans to settle their conflict and in the …

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Bombardier ready to begin integrated CSeries tests

Bombardier will begin integrated CSeries testing towards the end of August in preparation for the program’s first flight which is scheduled for December 2012. The testing will be performed at the manufacturer’s  CIASTA facility in Mirabel and at various component  suppliers around the world. Certification of the CSeries program is expected to take 18 months …

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