September 2013 archive

Lion Air considering CS300 Order

Lion Air Logo

It has been reported that Bombardier is in tails with Lion Air with an aim to the airline purchasing CS300s. Lion Air is Indonesia’s largest privately run airline and one of the world’s fastest-growing low-cost airlines. Representatives of the airline visited the C Series plant near Montreal last week and suggested that the CS300 might …

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Comac updates plans for first ARJ21 delivery

Comac has indicated that the company’s plan for the ARJ21 program is to have the aircraft certified in 2014 with first delivery to Chengdu Airlines by the end of that year. Comac revealed at the Aviation Expo in Beijing that the ARJ21 had recently completed tests for the emergency release of the aircraft’s landing gear, a …

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CSeries First Flight Successful

FTV-1 First Flight

FTV-1, the prototype CSeries aircraft successfully undertook its maiden flight on the morning of Monday, September 16th, 2013. The flight marks the start of the CSeries aircraft’s flight test program leading up to first customer delivery. The maiden flight was also the first flight for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engine as part of the CSeries aircraft …

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Bombardier confirms first flight date for FTV-1

FTV-1 Taxi Test

Bombardier announced on September 15th, 2013 that it was confirming the attempt for the first flight of FTV-1, the prototype CSeries aircraft for sometime after 9:30AM on Monday, September 16th, 2013 at the company’s plant located at Mirabel airport near Montreal. The event can be seen live online at: