Bombardier announced on January 16, 2014 that it would delay the in service date of the CSeries aircraft program until the latter half of 2015. The company indicated that a longer than expected test program was the cause for the nine-month delay. Bombardier also announced that the CS300’s entry into service date would be about six months after the CS100 enters service.
The CSeries, which saw its inaugural flight delayed three times, was scheduled to go into service a year later, though analysts had expected entry into service to be pushed back to early 2015. Bombardier had previously indicated that flight tests were going according to plan but would provide an update on the aircraft program’s entry into service schedule early this year.