August 2013 archive

Bombardier extends flight testing six months for CSeries

On August 20th, 2013, it was reported that Bombardier received authorization from Transport Canada to extend the CSeries flight test program to May 2015, which would add six months to previous program schedules. It also was noted on the authorization that first flight of the CSeries program will occur by the end of August 2013 as …

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CSeries FTV-1 begins taxi tests

On August 16th, 2013, Bombardier announced that FTV-1, the first CSeries aircraft had begun a series of low-speed taxi runs, completed thrust reverser runs and as well stationary high-powered engine runs. The program also announced that the aircraft had also completed aircraft in the loop testing were the aircraft was flown in a simulated flight …

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Bombardier confirms future plans for Downsview Q400 Program

On August 14, 2013, Bombardier reconfirmed its commitment to keeping the Q400 turboprop program based at Downsview where it has been located since the beginning of the aircraft’s history. The question had been raised after reports that the Russian company Rostec was close to signing an agreement to shift Q400 work away from Canada. Any …

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Aurigny places order for Embraer 195 for 2014

Aurigny Embraer 195

On August 12, 2013, Aurigny Airlines announced that it had ordered a single Embraer 195 for delivery by the middle of 2014. The airline also noted that because of the delay in obtaining the new aircraft directly from Embraer, it would be wet leasing a similar aircraft for a short period of time. The need …

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