Bombardier CSeries tests confirm 2013 entry into service

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Published: April 26, 2012

CS100. Courtesy, Bombardier

Bombardier announced Wednesday that the CSeries aircraft is on track for a late 2013 entry into service (ATW Daily News, March 2). The manufacturer, which has begun a first set of systems tests and simulations for the CSeries at the company’s Mirabel, Quebec facility, said the tests will continue throughout the year to ensure continued aircraft validation on the ground, prior to flight testing.

“Over 200 components and systems for the CSeries aircraft are being tested worldwide and I am pleased to say that the data received so far is confirming our key performance targets and exceeding our expectations in many areas,” Bombardier Commercial Aircraft VP and GM-CSeries Rob Dewar said.

“Pratt & Whitney has run over 1,300 hr. of full engine testing on the PW1500G engine that will power the CSeries aircraft and the first set of final assembly tooling at Mirabel is complete. Additionally, assembly simulation exercises are underway to optimize learning; and the pre-validation of the assembly process, as well as environmental health and safety requirements up front is a key focus,” Dewar said.

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