We got an update to the program test flight hours. March was, quite simply, a fantastic month. Every test program watcher looks for the “hockey stick” curve. It looks like Bombardier’s CSeries test program has reached the upward part of the curve.
FTV7’s (CS300) maiden flight was over five hours. Bombardier missed the 787-9 first flight time record by ten minutes. FTV5 recently had a flight that lasted over seven hours. In case you miss the point – this is about the time it would take to fly from Montreal to Paris.