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by Quantos
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

To be fair, we don't know where Sylvain gets his information :P

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by Quantos
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Paolo92" class="quote" target="_blank">Paolo92</a> (<a href="#243" class="quote">Reply 243</a>):<br/><i>EDIT: FTV1 flying in FBW NORMAL mode! fi...

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by Quantos
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jalarner" class="quote" target="_blank">jalarner</a> (<a href="#235" class="quote">Reply 235</a>):<br/><i>Do you work for BBD? Seems we have hea...

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by Quantos
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TSS" class="quote" target="_blank">TSS</a> (<a href="#232" class="quote">Reply 232</a>):<br/><i> Possible software/hardware upgrade with regard ...

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by Quantos
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2412 (N675DL) MCO-ATL - Lost Panel On Wing During Flight
Replies: 67
Views: 22479

DL2412 (N675DL) MCO-ATL - Lost Panel On Wing During Flight

I wonder what are the potential impacts of this? There seems to be fluid leaking in this picture. Obviously the plane was able to land, so I'm guessing this didn't have a critical (immediate) effect on the ability to maneuver the plane.

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by Quantos
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014
Replies: 172
Views: 46514

Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Roseflyer</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>What I am curious is what actually hap...

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by Quantos
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014
Replies: 172
Views: 46514

Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/runway23" class="quote" target="_blank">runway23</a> (<a href="#51" class="quote">Reply 51</a>):<br/><i>There are so many things wrong with this...

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by Quantos
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10
Replies: 267
Views: 105295

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/questions" class="quote" target="_blank">questions</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Could an event have been so catastrophic...

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by Quantos
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

Welp, I had been keeping a pretty good track of the flights, but they've lost me in the past few days, which is a good thing! Hopefully people like Paolo can keep us up to date ^_^

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by Quantos
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

That was yesterday, surely?

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by Quantos
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

FTV2 and 3 are flying together at this time: http://i.imgur.com/eqeUX5L.png

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by Quantos
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

IIRC BBD is adding ground test hours in that 2500 hours figure.

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by Quantos
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC's First 788 Painted
Replies: 73
Views: 28380

RE: AC's First 788 Painted

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/brilondon" class="quote" target="_blank">brilondon</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>Yeah, the original one with the black ...

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by Quantos
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC's First 788 Painted
Replies: 73
Views: 28380

RE: AC's First 788 Painted

Appears to be because of laminar air flow: http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?d...9fac94-bdb2-4727-a11a-37fffc7cd703

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by Quantos
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC's First 788 Painted
Replies: 73
Views: 28380

RE: AC's First 788 Painted

Such a good looking aircraft ^^
I do miss the old red stripe livery, though.

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by Quantos
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Kazakhstan Reborn: New Regional Airline
Replies: 2
Views: 3220

Air Kazakhstan Reborn: New Regional Airline

From Reuters: <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/kazakhstan-airline-idUSL6N0LW1M220140227" target="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...stan-airline-idUSL6N0LW1M220140227</a> Feb 27 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will create a new airline to serve domestic routes and has entered a ...

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by Quantos
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

Flight times appear to be getting longer as well. FTV1 was in the air for 3h35 today (https://twitter.com/sylvainfaust/status/439146787774148608). With today's and yesterday's flights, total CSeries flight time is around 98.5 hours.

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by Quantos
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

FTV1 took off from Wichita about 50 minutes ago. It is its 30th flight; CSeries total 46th. ~FL350, ~400kt <table border="0" width="91" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=178461&filename=php6skB0N.png" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net...

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by Quantos
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

Flight permit delivered by Transport Canada for FTV3: https://twitter.com/Bombardier_Aero/status/438753881640927232

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by Quantos
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

FTV just landed in Wichita, 3h17 air time today. 3rd flight in 4 days. https://twitter.com/Paolo_Pilot / https://twitter.com/sylvainfaust

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by Quantos
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

For those seeking flights updates!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> FTV1 took off from Wichita about an hour ago. This is her 29th flight. 45th CSeries total (FTV2 has 16). Total flight time is approaching 10...

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by Quantos
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

From what I understand, this would be a CS300 in business configuration?

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by Quantos
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

Well this would certainly explain the amount of ground testing that the FTVs have been doing. That should be less of an issue as the other FTVs get ready, I imagine.

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by Quantos
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planemaker" class="quote" target="_blank">planemaker</a> (<a href="#147" class="quote">Reply 147</a>):<br/><i>So, how does the CS300 compare? Lo...

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by Quantos
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planemaker" class="quote" target="_blank">planemaker</a> (<a href="#144" class="quote">Reply 144</a>):<br/><i>And with the delay, the EIS advant...

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by Quantos
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planemaker" class="quote" target="_blank">planemaker</a> (<a href="#142" class="quote">Reply 142</a>):<br/><i> You've got the wrong person in yo...

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by Quantos
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planemaker" class="quote" target="_blank">planemaker</a> (<a href="#139" class="quote">Reply 139</a>):<br/><i> They seemed to have learned littl...

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by Quantos
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

FTV2 in the air for the first time in a bit: http://www.flightradar24.com/BBD502/2baf22e

Roughly at FL290 / 275kt at the moment.

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by Quantos
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Fly Air Canada Rouge?
Replies: 10
Views: 6645

RE: Anyone Fly Air Canada Rouge?

Those are some pretty awful reviews. I'm wondering how much can really be trusted in those reviews, though. I mean, this is a low-cost airline that we're talking about here. Of course the seat pitch is going to be bad. Of course there will not be miles of rooms for your legs. The list goes on. Do so...

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by Quantos
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/voodoo" class="quote" target="_blank">voodoo</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Heh I know but .... 'why?'. There is an Odys...

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by Quantos
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/voodoo" class="quote" target="_blank">voodoo</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Interesting that a C-Series tail in Aer Lingu...

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by Quantos
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 3)

Paolo Cerutti (Paolo92? :P) gave this link earlier on Twitter, showing the livery of the CSeries for Odyssey: http://www.aerolivery.com/#

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by Quantos
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

At some point they definitely want orders as well. If I recall correctly, they said they wanted 300 orders before entry into service. That goal is still achievable, but only because they keep delaying EIS. Still, the question is : can they get the ~100 orders more that they need to reach this number...

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by Quantos
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Well, if that can confirm at least the engine's performance into the overall equation, that's a good thing. I guess now the rest of the plane needs to be up to par to confirm the numbers as well.

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by Quantos
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

FTV2 flying to Ottawa, Ontario, according to Sylvain Faust. I'm not quite sure what for?

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by Quantos
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I think overall they're calculating that it is safer to push back EIS than potentially suffer reliability issues in the first years after EIS. The question is: what's going to hurt sales the most: EIS being pushed back some time, or an earlier EIS combined with troubles at first? They're obviously t...

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by Quantos
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Funny how FTV4's fuselage is already painted while FTV2 has flown unpainted and FTV3 is also unpainted. I wonder what are the criterias for them being painted before flight (paint shop availability? :P)

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by Quantos
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

EIS for CS100 is now Q3/4 (second hafl) 2015, and an additional six months to that for CS300.

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by Quantos
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

FTV2 just took off. It's followed by C-GNVQ which might take pictures FTV2 or FTV1/2 together? FTV1 is still in the air at this time.

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by Quantos
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Definitely looks like a different flight pattern than usual. They usually do wide loops maybe 25km north of Mirabel. They've gone much further north this time (Mont-Laurier for those who know where that is). FTV2 still sitting idle at Mirabel, but transponder is online,

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by Quantos
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

According to Sylvain Faust, both FTV1 and 2 may fly today.

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by Quantos
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Paolo92" class="quote" target="_blank">Paolo92</a> (<a href="#139" class="quote">Reply 139</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Funny how the...

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by Quantos
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/infiniti329" class="quote" target="_blank">infiniti329</a> (<a href="#129" class="quote">Reply 129</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> IIRC ...

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by Quantos
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I'm wondering about that as well. Do we know what was the reason for the transfer to Wichita in the first place (or if that was even confirmed by anyone)? I'd be surprised at this point if it was due to weather concerns. December has been very snowy and cold in Mirabel. If anything weather related w...

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by Quantos
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 77636

RE: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

FTV1 is in the air, very early this morning (and super cold around here :P), <a href="http://planefinder.net/flight/BBA501" target="_blank">http://planefinder.net/flight/BBA501</a> -29C (-20F) at the moment: <a href="http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/qc-123_metric_e.html" target="_blank">http://weathe...

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