CSeries FTV-1 powered for the first time

CSeries FTV-1 Outside Hanger

CSeries FTV-1 Outside Hanger

On March 25th, 2012, Bombardier Aerospace announced it had successfully completed the first full powering on of the main electrical system on CSeries aircraft FTV-1.

Bombardier also noted that the Complete Airframe Static Test article at the Saint-Laurent, Quebec facility successfully completed the wing down and up bending static tests during March 2013. The completion of these tests means that FTV-1 can progress towards its first flight.

The company also noted that tests on Aircraft 0, the on the ground integrated systems test rig for the CSeries aircraft are also progressing in support of the first flight of the CSeries.

As of December 31, 2012, Bombardier had booked orders and commitments for 382 CSeries aircraft, which included firm orders for 148 airframes.