May 2014 archive

Bombardier reports engine incident on CSeries FTV-1

On May 29th, 2014, according to a press release by Bombardier, CSeries prototype FTV-1 suffered an “engine-related” incident. This event did not occur in flight, and was reported to have occurred when FTV-1 was undergoing ground maintenance testing. The extent to the damage to FTV-1 was not released, nor was the specific incident itself revealed in Bombardier’s …

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Air Canada will not replace Embraers with CSeries

On May 15th, 2014, Air Canada announced in a statement that the airline would not replace 25 Embraer aircraft with CSeries aircraft from Bombardier. The airlines’ statement said, in part: “After careful consideration, Air Canada has decided to continue to operate the (Embraer) aircraft given their young age … and to avoid additional capital expenditures …

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Start-up Odyssey Airlines intends to order CS100s

Odyssey CS100

A new startup airline called Odyssey Airlines plans to start service with 10 40-seat Bombardier CSeries aircraft to fly nonstop from London City Airport to New York initially in 2016. The airline originally placed the firm order for these ten aircraft on June 24, 2011 as an unannounced customer before being revealed by Bombardier on …

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CSeries flight test program passes milestones

On May 1st, 2014, Bombardier announced that the CSeries program had cleared the altitude and speed extremes of the aircraft’s flight envelope. As well, Bombardier noted that the fourth test aircraft (FTV-4) would be taking flight shortly and that the first three test CSeries are cleared to operate up to 41,000 feet and Mach 0.82. …

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