Bombardier Business Aircraft unveiled The Architect, its fourth Global 7000 flight test vehicle
(FTV4) at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
With three flight test vehicles
(FTVs) in flight testing and two remaining FTVs to join shortly, the Global 7000 aircraft program is on track to meet the aircraft's targeted entry-into-service in the second half of 2018.
Our test programs development and certification schedule is on track, and the addition of our third flight test vehicle
is in line with our commitment for certification in 2018 as we accumulate more flight hours.
The CS100 aircraft - flight test vehicle
five (FTV5) - will be featured on static display during the event and will be parked at the Dublin Airport where it will host visitors and media tours.
Bombardier Business Aircraft today announced that its segment-defining Global 7000 aircraft program completed the successful maiden flight of its first flight test vehicle
As the second CS300 flight test vehicle
equipped with a full interior prepares for its first flight, I'm thrilled to confirm we've completed more than 70 per cent of the CS300 aircraft's certification activities," said Rob Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Vector will then integrate this stage with a prototype first stage engine, gained from a contract with DARPA, to create a fully functional two-stage flight test vehicle
With the first flight of flight test vehicle
2 (FTV2) successfully completed on January 3, 2014, the CSeries aircraft program will continue to gain traction over the coming months.
The historic flight of CSeries flight test vehicle
one (FTV1) - a CS100 jetliner bearing Canadian registration markings C-FBCS - was conducted under the command of Captain Charles (Chuck) Ellis, Chief Flight Test Pilot, Bombardier Flight Test Center.
Pending optimal weather conditions and aircraft readiness, the first flight of the CSeries aircraft, flight test vehicle
one (FTV1), is expected to take place on Monday, September 16, 2013.
Its only the second CS300 flight test vehicle
in the program and one that is equipped with a full production interior, said Rob Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Bombardier is pleased to announce that the first CSeries aircraft, flight test vehicle
one (FTV1), is set for its maiden flight.