August 2013 archive

Bombardier refutes analysts claims of losing ground to Embraer

After a well publicized article in which an analyst claimed that Bombardier will lose market share to Embraer over the neat term, Bombardier in interviews has indicated that it is unwilling to cede sales Embraer. During interviews, Bombardier stood behind its products, including the CRJ regional jet family and noted that their aircraft are “considered …

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CSeries aircraft FTV-1 rolls out of Paint Shop in full colours

FTV-1 New Paint

Bombardier has released several images of the first CSeries aircraft, FTV-1, shortly after exiting Bombardier’s paint shop. The colour scheme appears to be that which Bombardier has used in its promotional and other materials connected to the program. The CSeries program continues to move towards first flight which sources have indicated is expected within the …

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Bombardier releases FTV-1 painting video

On August 22, 2013, Bombardier released a promotional video which follows the painting of the first CSeries aircraft, FTV-1 through the painting process. The video also confirms that the aircraft is registered as C-FBCS. First flight is expected before the end of August 2013.

MRJ program delayed to 2017

Mitsubishi on August 22, 2013 announced a  further delay and pushback to its Mitsubishi Regional Jet program. The announced delay will postpone the program’s first flight and entry into service dates by well over a year. In April 2012, the program had planned first flight in the last quarter of 2013 but has now set …

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