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CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:19 pm

I read email newsletter from Leeham & Co that the CS300 was supposed to have it's

1st flight today.....Couldn't find any updates here...

Did BBD get their new bird in the air today?
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:22 pm

Quoting Sooner787 (Thread starter):
I read email newsletter from Leeham & Co that the CS300 was supposed to have it's

1st flight today.....Couldn't find any updates here...

Did BBD get their new bird in the air today?

Bombardier said the 26th which is tomorrow, Thursday.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:28 pm

It has since been postponed UFN due weather.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:48 am

 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:42 pm

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 2):

It has since been postponed UFN due weather.

Gee. Now there is a shock. Who would have ever expected that form this program?

  
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:36 pm

Quoting Flaps (Reply 4):
Gee. Now there is a shock. Who would have ever expected that form this program?

Yes, I know that was just sarcasm. However, in all seriousness, if I was interested in making sales to potential clients, I would worry about any negative impressions. Today, Feb 26, at Mirabel, it is -14°C (7°F) with a wind chill of -21°C (-6°F). I think waiting a little while, so that your clients don't risk frostbite, is pretty reasonable. Frostbite just might leave a negative impression. While I recognize this is a corporate decision, personal impressions still matter with the people on top.

The temperatures forecast for Saturday and Sunday are a little more bearable. As regards the CS300's first flight, let's see what happens over the next few days.

Speaking somewhat facetiously… in light of the lengthy delays already experienced, what's a few more days?
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:59 am

Quoting aerolimani (Reply 5):
Speaking somewhat facetiously… in light of the lengthy delays already experienced, what's a few more days?

What lengthy delays? Isn't the -300 pretty much on time?
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:01 pm

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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:32 pm

They're going to use a soon to be delivered American Eagle CRJ900 NextGen as the chase plane (with permission from American Airlines).

http://cseries.com/

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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:03 pm

Quoting zululima (Reply 6):
What lengthy delays? Isn't the -300 pretty much on time?

It is not delayed as much as the CS100, but it is still delayed by at least ~1 year. When LCI ordered the CS300 (first company to do so) they were expecting the CS300 to be delivered in the 1st quarter of 2015, although I do not know if they were going to be the first to take delivery. The first CS300 is now expected to be delivered in early 2016 according to BBD.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:58 pm

CS300 is on the taxiway. Flight crew is currently working through some issues, causing a small delay of 45 minutes.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:03 pm

Forget the delay, CS300 is airborne right now.

http://www.flightradar24.com/BBA507/5a1d3c0
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:09 pm

Great news, hopefully someone has some video of the event, or I guess we will have to wait for BBD's official vids. Always neat to see a prototype fly for the first time.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:15 pm

Quoting YULspotter (Reply 8):

Hmm ... I wonder if there's something to be read into it   

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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:23 pm

Quoting golfradio (Reply 13):
Hmm ... I wonder if there's something to be read into it

And let's not forget the little joy-ride from Wichita to DFW last fall....
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:31 pm

First good picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/flightblogger/16477558299/

The use of an AA CRJ-900 is indeed interesting...
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:45 pm

That explains the tagging of @AmericanAir in their tweet. I thought I'd missed some news there for a second.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 10):
CS300 is on the taxiway. Flight crew is currently working through some issues, causing a small delay of 45 minutes.

And not a big deal either way, but worth noting that today's delay was related to the test monitoring system and not the aircraft.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:06 pm

They didn't wait 45 minutes anyway. Barely a few minutes passed between that announcement and the flight.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:14 pm

Another beautiful picture from the chase plane

https://twitter.com/Bombardier_Aero/status/571349588579393536/photo/1
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:49 pm

Congratulations to everyone at Bombardier and the CSeries suppliers!

Beautiful photos.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:04 pm

Quoting YULspotter (Reply 8):
They're going to use a soon to be delivered American Eagle CRJ900 NextGen as the chase plane (with permission from American Airlines).
Quoting golfradio (Reply 13):
Hmm ... I wonder if there's something to be read into it   

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Quoting Quantos (Reply 15):
The use of an AA CRJ-900 is indeed interesting...

I don't think a specific "aircraft maker" would like to surmise anything by this.

Timing is everything, especially the story of AA wanting to upgauge the ERJ195's for their next order.... hmmmm
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:18 pm

 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:36 pm

Quoting YULspotter (Reply 22):

Unbelievably quiet...
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:50 pm

Still flying, long first flight, almost 4 hours, at 31,000 feet right now, that has to be a good sign.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:00 pm

It's climbed to FL400 and flying at 500kt
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:05 pm

just saw it hit FL 410
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:09 pm

Gear up first flight?!
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:23 pm

Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 27):
Gear up first flight?!

I would hope so at 500kts and 41 000 ft.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:33 pm

The CS 300 and CS 100 would look amazing in AA's new livery
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:45 pm

Quoting YTZ (Reply 28):
I would hope so at 500kts and 41 000 ft.

No kidding, just surprised they are going that far out in this day and age.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:48 pm

Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 30):
No kidding, just surprised they are going that far out in this day and age.

I'm guessing because it's the second type, they have some more confidence.

Didn't Airbus do the same on the A350?
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:50 pm

It's coming in to land. 5 hours, FL 410, ~500kts. It's a happy day.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:18 pm

Wow nearly 5hrs flying up to FL410 and 500 kts, that's a very successful first flight.
Congrats to Bombardier.

 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:19 pm

They definitely have a lot more confidence in the aircraft (or FBW) now. I wondered how steep the curve would be for the CS300, and it's very nice to see that it seems to have benefited from all the progress made on the 100.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:42 pm

How close is that to saying unprecedented first flight? After all the headaches, BBD needed to hit this out of the park. I think we can all agree that was an amazing accomplishment for a first flight!

It should be pointed out (again), that this is the largest INDIGENOUS aircraft ever designed in Canada.
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:53 pm

Very proud achievement for Bombardier. The C-series is being ironed out. I salute them.

Interesting how that flight path stays very close to base.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:56 pm

Quoting golfradio (Reply 32):
It's coming in to land. 5 hours, FL 410, ~500kts. It's a happy day.

Wow, I never would have thought they'd have 5 hrs of fuel for the first flight nor push it to that altitude and speed. Great to see. Hopefully some good performance data will start eeking it's way out and the orders will start rolling in.
 
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:18 pm

Here's a nice photo of the takeoff:


Bombardier CSeries CS300 C-FFDK FTV7 by Jon Ostrower, on Flickr
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:24 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 38):

I must say, she's not bad looking!   Not bad at all!
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RE: CS300 First Flight Today ANY Updates?

Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:21 am

Congrats to Bombardier! The CS300 is a beauty.

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