Bombardier, Inc.-Ord Shs (OTCMKTS:BDRBF) announced that following a complete evaluation of the aircraft and an assessment of all the related build documentation, Transport Canada officers have issued the flight permit. It enables the first CS-300 flight test vehicle to become a part of the flight test program.
Depending on the weather conditions, the first flight of CS300 is anticipated around February 26-28, 2015. Bombardier, Inc.-Ord Shs (OTCMKTS:BDRBF) will update with precise timing before 48 hours of the first flight. CS300 will undergo a series of system calibration and handling tests, at different altitudes and speeds. In order to promote its aircraft, the first flight will be launched in a mega-event.
The management view
Rob Dewar, who is the Vice President of CSeries Program, said that it is an exciting time for company as it prepares to launch CS3200 aircraft. The first four CS100 FTVs have flown over 1,000 hours. The test results are encouraging, and the CS300 aircraft will be launched as per scheduled plans. The progress of the C-series aircraft plan is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Bombardier, Inc.-Ord Shs (OTCMKTS:BDRBF)’s in-house teams, suppliers, and partners. The program has benefitted considerably from the involvement of customers.
Bombardier, Inc.-Ord Shs (OTCMKTS:BDRBF) is creating a new wave of innovative products with its CSeries aircraft program. It is a family of airliners designed for the hundred to one forty-nine seats, single-aisle segment. The CSeries aircraft feature a clean sheet design. The aircraft demonstrates use of leading edge technology, latest generation aerodynamics and advanced materials and systems integration.
The aircraft under CSeries offers 15% cash operating cost benefit, a 20% fuel savings benefit and other advantages including wide-body comfort, operational flexibility and impressive environmental and noise footprint. It can be categorized as the most profitable offering for mid-sized markets, and is ideal for different routes. The extra seating capacity helps airlines to save 4% additional cash operating cost per seat.