Bombardier has released another video update today on the progress of the Cseries program. The video can be found here: http://cseries.com/cseries-program-update-with-rob-dewar-4/
- The flight test program has now reached a total of over 900 hours with "favourable results" according to Rob Dewar
- FTV 1 has completed flutter tests and in doing so flew to a speed of M 0.91
- FTV 2 has completed extreme cold weather tests in YUL
at a temperature of -30C. Bombardier also used the opportunity to explore anti-icing/de-icing procedures.
- FTV 4 has completed cruise fuel burn performance testing and Bombardier is "excited to share the results with the market soon"
- FTV 5 has completed the passenger evacuation certification tests in accordance with TC
, FAA and EASA.
- First CS300 aircraft has completed engine runs and ground runs and the aircraft is now back in the hangar for the completion of ground vibration tests prior to first flight.
- In December all static airframe testing (including wing bending test) was completed with "extra growth now built into the program".
- CSeries production has now moved into the new assembly building and the first production CS100 as well as the second CS300 are now in final assembly in the new building.
Sounds like things are rolling along. Looking forward to seeing the cruise fuel burn numbers when they are finally released.