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CSeries - First Look At A 'Real' Fuselage  
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 18
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17059 times:

Bombardier had a press release and minor media event today to announce the completion of the fuselage for the static test airframe. Apparently assembly of this first 'real' airfriame, albeit one not destined for flight, was completed in less than half the time budgeted. Of course this means little until the wing is also assembled and attached, which should be in the next few weeks. The first flight test example should also begin its assembly in the next couple of weeks and, God willing, should at least be getting wheeled around by December. This news in itself does relatively little to answer bigger questions about the testing timeline, but it's still nice to see.

Here is an associated video: http://skiesmag.com/news/articles/17...series-test-airframe-progress.html

I know nothing about manufacturing, but I thought it was a cool video. I must say it is very nice just to finally see a real fuselage as opposed to a mock-up. Those of you with more industry experience may be able to comment more meaningfully about what's visible in the test area.

In related news, I read elsewhere that P&W has popped the first engines for the test program in the mail for Bombardier.


Next flight.... who knows.
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User currently offlineZBA2CGX From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16804 times:

Awesome, keep up the good work. Still lots of work ahead....

User currently onlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 6364 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 16486 times:

If you don't mind, I'll add this link to the CSeries update thread

What the...?
User currently offlineF9animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5632 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16166 times:

So excited to see this plane fly. Once it proves itself, it will sell like hot cakes.

I Am A Different Animal!!
User currently offlinecanadianpylon From Canada, joined May 2003, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15932 times:

Looking good... Can't wait to see it in the air!

Always looking for the longest route with the most transfers.
User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 2839 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7039 times:

Wow looks good... Somehow I have missed this whole C series thing, I have heard about it before but thought that it was just re-engined CRJ or something.

"Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable." - Voltaire
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