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Bombardier

We have our latest estimates in and the program continues to to accelerate towards its 2,400 hour goal. Based on our estimates the flight test program has passed  83% of its target.  If current monthly hours continue at 200, the program is two months from completion. Continue reading

We caught a few presentations on video.

Bombardier’s C Series numbers from Rob Dewer. The team was all smiles when they could tell the world that they have beaten their brochure numbers. Asking around we could find nobody who could recall this being done before. So it’s quite an achievement. Notice on the wing bend video, the wing has not broken. This is virtually a certainty that the airplane can be stretched using the same wing – and we all know how Bombardier feels about stretches. They’ve never seen one they didn’t like. So despite the denial, they must be considering it. Continue reading

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