Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26639 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2596 times:
Quoting squared (Reply 3): Quoting Aeolus (Reply 2):
Where will it be assembled?
It is being assembled at YMX, outside of Montreal.
The Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines that will power the CSeries are also being built at YMX where P&W also has their major test facility for all models of the geared turbofan and where their two 747SP testbeds are based.
This may be the first time an aircraft and its engines are being built in the same location.
sf260 From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
I'm also interested in when FAL is going to start, and even more when first flight is scheduled? I just came across a 2009 presentation which aims for a Q3 2013 EIS (still correct as of today afaik), that means first flight should happen no later than Q1 2012...
If true, FAL should start really soon, but there is not much noise coming from BBD, it can be a good or a bad sign. But if we don't hear anything from BBD in the next 3 months (like start of FAL, or roll out), I think we can safely asume a slip in EIS.