CSeries Aircraft’s Vice President and General Manager Rob Dewar informs us of the program’s latest news. Follow the CSeries program updates: cseries.com
Bombardier Aerospace continues the countdown to the CSeries first flight as the engines are powered up on CSeries flight test vehicle one (FTV1) in Mirabel, Québec.
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Les moteurs de la CSeries démarrent pour la première fois
Bombardier Aéronautique poursuit le compte à rebours précédant le vol inaugural de la CSeries avec le démarrage des moteurs du premier véhicule d’essai en vol (FTV1) à Mirabel (Québec).
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Get a first impression of the new Bombardier CSeries flight deck mock-up. Peter Koch, SWISS Captain and Project Pilot and Chet Fuller, Senior Vice President Bombardier Commercial Aircraft are taking a detailed look into the state of the art flight instruments of the new twinjet which will gradually replace the present SWISS Avro RJ100s from 2014 onwards.
Watch as a CSeries flight test aircraft is outfitted with the PurePower PW1500G engine from Pratt and Whitney. The CSeries aircraft’s clean-sheet design is ensuring that the aircraft will achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, and the engine is one of the key contributors. Follow the CSeries program updates: cseries.com
The Bombardier CSeries aircraft contains a high usage of composite materials and larger windows. The CSeries cabin features large, rotating overhead storage bins, allowing each passenger to stow a sizeable carry-on bag overhead. Compared to the cabins of current in-service narrowbody aircraft, the CSeries is to provide airlines with the highest overhead bin volume per passenger and a wider aisle that would allow for faster boarding and disembarkation of passengers.
The CSeries aircraft contain 70% advanced materials comprising 46% composite materials and 24% aluminium-lithium which allows for a 15% lower seat-mile cost and a significant reduction in maintenance costs. Computer software design tools were used on the project, including CATIA, HyperSizer, and similar technology that was employed in the Learjet 85 programme.
Here is some footage of FTV4’s first flight that occured in May 18th 2014, at Mirabel, QC. Follow the CSeries program updates: cseries.com