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Dear Sylvain,
I want to thank you for your webpage. I find it is a wonderful way to keep track of Canadian aerospace news. Your webpage came up when I searched for Cseries news.

Bombardier should link to your webpage.

I grew up in Montreal and Toronto with my father being a meteorologist at Dorval and Malton. He briefed the test pilots for the AVRO Arrow. I remember watching de Havilland Canada's planes being tested over my home in Toronto. My first flight was in a DOT DC-3.

Keep up the good work!
All the best,
Tom

Thanks to You for this message! Very Happy that you appreciate it!
Sylvain

CSeries Update

10:00am - September 23, 2016 - Quebec, Canada

Some CSeries Activity Update

Training is actually going on in Montreal with airBaltic pilots on the simulator. Training on the actual aircraft will happen with CSeries MSN 50005 (FTV5/CS100) coming to Montreal-Trudeau Airport YUL Monday Sept 26 and returning to Wichita on Thursday.

Lots of activities are coming for CSeries MSN 55002 (FTV8 CS300 with full interior).

Monday, FTV8 will be "en route" to Riga (airBaltic) for a series of flights, it will be arriving Tuesday. Starting Wednesday, and for a week, it will be flying to many destinations before returning to Wichita. Countries where CSeries FTV8 will be flying to are: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Italy…

SWISS: The 3rd SWISS CSeries MSN 50012 (CS100) will be making its maiden flight over this week-end in preparation toward its official delivery to SWISS.

First airBaltic MSN 55003 (CS300) to the paintshop soon...

The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang is in Canada until tomorrow, Sept 24, in Ottawa and Montreal, with Justin Trudeau… Don't know what to make of it if there's no news about Bombardier and orders from China…

Have a great week-end,
Sylvain Faust

Since I'm Asked About BREXIT and the Route Back to Each Country in Europe Deciding for Itself Like it Was Just a Few Years Ago?

It's about time each "country" decide for itself! AND their citizen be accountable for their Actions and Decisions!!!

Globalization DOES NOT WORK for the people. It works for the Corporations!

Globalization allows for your job to be done elsewhere for less, cheaper! The IDEA ONLY WORKS IF those Corporations DO PAY THEIR TAXES and that money put to good use to develop your country to new technologies and markets. Also add all the individual TAXES LOST with the use of countries where the SECRECY LAW is STILL in force!!!

GLOBALIZATION is a GAME where 2 SET OF RULES ARE IN PLAY. The RULES for you! And the RULES for the Corporations and the so called 1%. FIX THIS and maybe, maybe Globalization might work.

Since Corporations DO NOT PAY THEIR NORMAL SHARE of INCOME TAXES (just see APPLE for example), this is a LOSE LOSE situation for the normal citizen and your country! You Lose your Jobs AND your government lose the Income from those Corporations... BAD!!!!!!! GLOBALIZATION IS BAD FOR YOU AS IT IS!

Sylvain Faust

PS If I was to think about my own pocket I might have thought differently...... PUT YOUR COUNTRY FIRST! Take care of YOUR CITIZEN FIRST! Take care of YOUR CHILDREN FIRST!

June 16 UPDATE: First Flight On June 16 - First CSeries to Enter Commercial Service On July 15 with Swiss Air is Making its First Flight June 16, 2016

19:15 - June 13, 2016 - Quebec, Canada
Last Updated: 16:40 June 14, 2016

UPDATED: (I was a few hours too early) The first production CSeries entering commercial service on July 15 with Swiss Air will make its maiden flight on June 16, 2016 in the morning at Montreal-Mirabel Airport YMX. Bombardier wanted to tripple check everything, pilotes as well, you know Bombardier people do an excellent job and do deliver, as you know, CSeries is better then it was planned: longer range, less fuel, less noise, lighter...

Excellence in quality control is key in aviation and Bombardier is "above" that, especially when delivering the FIRST EVER CSeries going into service to a customer, Swiss Airways in this case. So, all that having been said, everything is "Oh Kay" as experts yelled to each others when redoing again the final inspection. JUNE 16, 2016, another date to remember.

(Today June 15, 2016, Bombardier received the EASA certification for the CSeries CS100. Now with Transport Canada and EASA certifications, only the FAA certification from the USA is missing, and expected anyday now!)

The CS100 serial 50010 is the first CSeries that will be delivered to a customer, delivery flight is scheduled for later this month, on June 30.

Each CSeries coming out of the production will normally be tested over 4 to 5 flights for a total of up to 20 flying hours before its delivery flight to its customer.

CS100 50011, the 2nd CSeries to be delivered, still with Swiss Air, should be delivered around July 18. The production speed will increase and Bombardier expects to deliver 15 CSeries over the next 6 months (total for 2016).

First CSeries CS300 customer will be airBaltic this fall and the 3rd customer to enter service with a CSeries is Korean Airlines.

Also interesting, Quebec Prime Minister Philippe Couillard will be attending the Farnborough Airshow July 11. Should we be expecting Interesting news about the CSeries during the Airshow? This is a few days before the official first commercial entry into service of the CSeries with Swiss Air, flying Zurich-Paris on July 15.

On July 6 Swiss Air will be hosting a Media Day in Zurich where their new "first" CSeries (50010) will be flying with members of the media and other activities. Can't wait to be there!

Sylvain Faust

SCOOP: Changes at Bombardier Business Aircraft toward Global 7000 Arrival

August 31, 2016 9:00am - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

News : Global 5000/6000 20 Days Shutdown in 2017

Orders for Global 7000 are piling up, pushing on new Global 7000 to be released. Changes are happening at Bombardier Business Aircraft with the coming first flight of the 2 Global 7000 FTVs (Flight Test Vehicle) required for its certification.

Stay Tuned for more……..

Sylvain Faust


SWISS 2nd CSeries Performance Flight Test PASSED! 6:54 Flight Test (read below)

10:00am July 25, 2016 Quebec, Canada
UPDATED: 10:30am

(I will update this later very soon)

SWISS 2nd CSeries is "Flight Test Complete". Next flight to come will be the acceptance flight with SWISS. That was fast! Assembly Quality Control at Bombardier on the CSeries production line is great it seems!

Expect aircraft acceptance flight with SWISS representatives, de-registration with Transport Canada, issuing of its Certificat of Navigability, SWISS registration, ferry flight to Zurich with SWISS pilots.

SWISS 3rd CSeries, MSN 50012 is entering to the paint-shop July 31 for a week. It is nice to see CSeries production is still kicking during what is called the "shutdown" at Bombardier. Most of Bombardier people are on vacation, but the CSeries production lines and pre-delivery test team are at work, yes, not at 100%, but still! More staff is scheduled to be adding to the team very soon, production is getting it's process very well optimized, ready to increase its pace. Suppliers will have to be ready too...

SWISS is now using its first CSeries for 6 flights a day from what we can see on FlightRadar24. Entry into service is ratching up and the aircraft is doing perfectly to push it already to SWISS full utilization

Sylvain Faust

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Like Father, Like Son? Trudeau Takes No Risk with Bombardier: Ottawa Offers a Loan to Bombardier CSeries $372M - 1/3 for CSeries & 2/3 for Global 7000/8000 - Some Peanuts and Jobs Saved in Montreal, Mirabel (Airbus), Downsview/Toronto? Mexico? and the USA (Vought Aircraft)...  (read more below)

Details on the Global 7000/8000, where are jobs created?

  • - Cockpit and Interior finition: Bombardier Montreal, Quebec
  • - Center Fuselage: Stellia (AIRBUS) Mirabel, Quebec
  • - Rear/Aft Fuselage: Bombardier Mexico
  • - Wings: Triumph Group, Vought Aircraft Division, USA
  • - Assembly of the total aircraft: Bombardier Downsview (Toronto)
  • - Avionics: Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion, USA

"In addition to avionics, Rockwell Collins will supply the flight control computer for the 7000 and 8000. The fly-by-wire flight controls and hydraulics system will come from Parker Aerospace. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will provide the landing gear system, while Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) has been selected for the wheels and brakes. Liebherr-Aerospace was selected for air management, Apparatebau Gauting GmbH (AOA) for water and waste, and Arrowhead Products for ducting systems" ref: http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/jets/


CSeries Update  Oct-4-2016

October 4, 2016 - Quebec, Canada

Well... SWISS 3rd CSeries (50012) is getting some paint touch an up, SWISS wants perfection and they deserve it! It is also "test complete", expecting acceptance and delivery flight by this coming week-end. Way to go, SWISS, here's another CSeries for you directly from the oven!

SWISS 4th CSeries (50013) is coming along, exiting the paint shop before the week-end. Entering it would be airBaltic first CSeries, the first CSeries CS300 to be delivered, 55003 (55001 is FTV7, 55002 is FTV8 currently in flight testing with airBaltic).

SWISS 4th CSeries should be delivered around the 2 week of November.

The airBaltic first CSeries (and first CS300 to be delivered) should fly away around the last week of November.

I'm expecting SWISS 5th CSeries (50014) to be delivered during the first week of December and another CS300 soon after, there goes 7 CSeries…

Sylvain Faust

Another "Very Important" Milestone for the Bombardier CSeries Aircraft!

UPDATED 13:00
12:36 - July 14, 2016 - Quebec, Canada

Tomorrow, July 15 2016, is another "Very Important" milestone for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft. This will be the first time CSeries is carrying paying customers, the "entry into service" with CSeries its first customer, SWISS.

CSeries CS100 MSN 50010 (CS100 serial #10), official CSeries P6 (for aircraft production 6) now registered to SWISS as HB-JBA will fly from Zurich (ZRH) direct to Paris (CDG), SWISS flight LX638.

Here are the names of the SWISS pilots that will have the honor of commanding this first regular CSeries passenger flight; CMD Jonathan Spreng and CMD Jan-Pietro Mühlemann Delisio.

Strong of all its Triple Certifications, Transport Canada, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the CSeries CS100 will start to execute on its real purpose! And this, with better efficiency and comfort over other aircraft of its size can achieve today.

It has been 12 years since the idea came up… many years of design and development, followed by years of certification/testing to insure the aircraft was perfectly safe and delivering on its promises… In fact, Bombardier delivered better than "advertised" performances…

Congratulation to all the people involved at Bombardier. Also, as being part of the 49% owing the CSeries, I want to give a special DANKE to SWISS and THANK YOU to all the people who got involved and decided to place an order with Bombardier for its new CSeries. We will make sure you won't be let down!!!

Enjoy! Another great day for Bombardier and the aviation world!

Sylvain Faust
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CSeries: More Good News?  Check this!

10:30 – June 22, 2016 – Quebec, Canada

More and more CSeries Good News!

Today: The last pre-delivery flight of the first CSeries to be delivered to Swiss Air. MSN 50010 pre-flight testing has gone so well the aircraft will be ready for delivery 7 days before it actual delivery flight to Swiss Air. WOW to the Bombardier Employees!!!

More good news?

MSN 50011, the 2nd CSeries to be delivered, also to Swiss Air, is ready and painted. This 2nd production CSeries to be delivered to an actual "paying for it" customer will be doing Fuel test this week-end. Expect to see it make its maiden flight early next week (June 27/28).

More good news?

Are you invited to the Party? June 29 is PARTY TIME at Bombardier CSeries facilities! Celebration of the first CSeries leaving Mirabel factory flying to Zurich with Swiss Air pilots in command! I don't think there's any key to be given to the pilots for their new aircraft, or maybe all the technical manuals over a… USB key… Mark this historical day, June 29, 2016, the first day CSeries actually leave the factory to be delivered to its first customer! Serial number 50010. A process that will be happening for many decades to come, brand new CSeries leaving Bombardier installation at Mirabel Airport (YMX) to be delivered to its new master and entering into service… We will all be flying on a CSeries soon.

More good news?

On the following day, June 30, it is CS300 Transport Canada Certification!

More good news?

A month after (or less?), the CS300 will quickly receive its EASA and FAA certification. This process is made quickly since all the communality between the CSeries models, i.e. CS100 and CS300. The same when a CS500 comes out, quick to build and test, and to certify. (Meaning? Not expansive to do). All the advantages of having a new Family just out, a strong base (the CS300 is the base model) to build upon for decades!

More good news?

Rumors has it, there are orders for CSeries coming up during the Farnborough Airshow before July 14. Also, we could expect one of those orders to be from a "British" airline for something around or in excess of 100 CSeries. Let's stay tuned for this special week, the Farnborough Trade Show is July 11 to July 15. Remember, July 15 is "another" day for history, the First Commercial Flight where CSeries is entering into service with one of its customer, Swiss Air! (the Star Alliance flight last month was a "demo flight using one of the test aircraft that belongs to, and was operated by, Bombardier", nothing of a commercial flight unless Bombardier is an Airline operator…)

More good news?

The 2nd CSeries might be delivered to Swiss Airline just before their first one make it actual entry into service flight… Bombardier is starting pumping CSeries out of the factory, with 15 of them scheduled to be delivered from June 29 to the end of 2016.

More good news?

Stay tuned to @sylvainfaust on Twitter and http://www.fliegerfaust.com

Sylvain Faust

CSeries Delivery & Global 7000 FTV2 Update

10:30am February 20, 2017 - Quebec, Canada

Here's some information regarding how it's going with CSeries and the new Global 7000 development.

As for the CSeries production and certification… yes, some things are left to be further certified, and always will be, depending of some special modifications (CSeries business Jet (CBJ) version, Government and Military specific use versions, etc.) (What is a STC? Here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplemental_type_ce...)

Let's talk Global 7000 first! See this picture? This is FTV2, the 2nd Global 7000 being completed. It should do its First Flight this week, around February 24, from Toronto Downsview Airport where all Bombardier Global aircraft are assembled. Some days later it will team up with FTV1 in Wichita where is located the Bombardier Flight Test Centre team (BFTC).

Expect a lighter version of the currently design wing in use with the Global 7000 FTVs to be made available from the guys building it in the USA, Vought Aircraft, part of the Triumph Group. Should we expect an increase on the expected Maximum Payload possible with the new Global 7000? Or… Further Range?? (where a Global 8000 with extended range might not be necessary for a while??) A more flexible wing… Interesting, one way or the other…

As for the CSeries… It seems that Bombardier took some time at the beginning of 2017 to get things organised, helping rationalize its assembly line. As for production, here's some info that should show that there've been activities lately…

First: What-When… Delivery sequence is for 2 CS100 followed by a CS300, back to CS100 as for the next 4 to be delivered. Meaning…

  • SWISS 6th CSeries 50015 CS100 is ready to go, tomorrow Feb 21 is client acceptance flight.
  • SWISS 7th CSeries 50016 CS100 will be doing its First Flight (pre-delivery) by Wednesday Feb 22.
  • airBaltic 3rd CSeries 55005 CS300 is now out of the paint shop, engines installed! ;-)
  • SWISS 8th CSeries 50017 CS100 entering the pain shop today…

Yes, things are accelerating from now on with the CSeries delivery… While being true that Korean Air will be taking its first CSeries later this year, a CS300, the first airline to take a CS300 after airBaltic will be SWISS. SWISS first CS300 is to be 55010 and first KAL CS300 to be 55017, 6 CS300 after SWISS first. Remember the CS100 and CS300 both have its own MSN sequence number… Starting with 50 are the CS100, and with 55 the CS300.

CSeries steep approach certification is going very well. That will allow airlines like SWISS to land at airports such as London City. CSeries FTV2 50002 (long time no see for me) should be showing the world its steep approach capabilities when it comes for multiple landings at London City airport starting around March 20

To the staff at Bombardier… Keep it up… it is working!

Sylvain Faust,
A fan of what my people in Canada makes... fan of what my close friend neighbor makes in the USA, fan of what is made around the world related to aviations and technologies...

Picture: credit photographer Frederick K. Larkin

NEWS UPDATE on CSeries, Global 7000, China, Iran...

11:30am October 17, 2016 - Quebec, Canada
Updated: 12:16pm
Updated: 8:10pm (Global 7000 "Experimental Flight Permit" instead of "Certificate of Airworthiness")

Some News

SWISS 3rd and 4th CSeries

The good news is SWISS 3rd CSeries should finally be leaving Mirabel Bombardier CSeries factory in the next 72 hours for SWISS. One last test flight today should be followed by the client (SWISS) acceptance flight before leaving Mirabel.

Why so long, what happened you're asking? An issue with Pratt & Whitney GTF engine #1 (left wing) relight in flight. Many things were check and recheck to a point where it was finally decided to change the engine completely. That's why those pre-delivery test flights do exist…

Will that affect the already reduced CSeries deliveries scheduled for 2016? It should not. The other CSeries behind are progressing on their own. We should expect the SWISS 4th CSeries (MSN 50013) to be delivered very soon after the 3rd one (MSN 50012 see flightradar24.com, you should see it doing its dual flights today under the callsign BBA512, in fact, it is in flight right now! https://www.flightradar24.com/BBA512/b560dfd)

With the first delivery of its CSeries CS300 to airBaltic soon, expect a celebration at Bombardier happening "before" the end of the month showing the new livery / airBaltic painted CSeries, yes… it will be out of the paint shop in the next 24h!


China Airshow November 1-6 (http://www.airshow.com.cn/en/)

What about it?

First, it was great to see in China last week the Head of Structured Finance at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft…

Second, Bombardier CSeries CS300 will be presented in China using MSN 55002 with full cabin (aka FTV8). It would be leaving at the end of the month via Honolulu (any aviation geek there? let them know, we need pictures!).

Are we getting ready for some CSeries Sales News at the China Airshow?


Global 7000

This one is progressing much better than I did expect! I was expecting the first Global 7000 test aircraft (FTV1) not to be flying until 2017. You know what? I WAS WRONG!

You got it; the great Global 7000 (see the specs on Bombardier web site) is scheduled to do its first flight in 2016!!! Ok, but when? Not in December… and if things go well, not in November! It will be in October! Yes, in the coming 2 weeks!

How "Ready" is Global 7000 FTV1? Expect Transport Canada to be inspecting FTV1 for its Experimental Flight Permit this week! You know what it means; Bombardier is very very close to be done with the aircraft! That's a GREAT NEWS! What comes after? The certificate allows Bombardier to taxi the aircraft and start performing some slow runs and then high speed runs on the runway toward being ready for its First Flight! We should expect some news before the end of the month on this big event!!!


IRAN

In case you did not notice what Alain Bellemare said last week publically, he mentioned that he is expecting CRJ, CSeries and rail services orders from Iran … Interesting! https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/10/13/bombardier-ceo-unfazed-by-late-start-in-iran.html

As we can see, Bombardier until the end of the year…

Sylvain Faust

When is the NEW Bombardier Global 7000 FTV1 First Flight?

11:45am - September 7, 2016 - Quebec Canada

When is the NEW Bombardier Global 7000 FTV1 First Flight

CSeries FTV1 first flight happened about 4 months and 10 days after it was registered with Transport Canada.

Bombardier Global 7000 FTV1 (C-GLBO) was recently registered on August 29, 2016. Adding 4 months and 10 days to it provides 2017 as an approximated time for the Global 7000 FTV1 first flight, around the second week of January 2017.

Let's hope its development and configuration toward its certification flights is progressing as swiftly as with CSeries FTV1.

Sylvain Faust

CSERIES UPDATE and GLOBAL 7000/Q400 Rumors

9: 00am - August 18, 2016, Quebec, Canada
UPDATED 9:15
UPDATED 2:00PM August 21, 2016

CSeries Autoland CAT III and more…

CSeries has successfully accomplished its few first few CAT III Automatic Landing tests within some millimeters of its target (1mm = 0.0393701 inch). Looking real good for CSeries complete "Autoland Certification" real soon! Watch the activities with CSeries FTV3 (MSN 50003), usually under flight BBA503.

SWISS 3rd (yes, 3rd already) CSeries (MSN 50012) is scheduled for delivery around September 26. With the vacations now completed at Bombardier Montreal, production is going forward faster and faster, more employees are to be added as well very soon.

The first CS300 (MSN 55003) to be delivered & enter service with its first customer, airBaltic, is progressing as planned! Scheduled to be delivered between 50013 and 50014, 55003 is already under functional test procedures like its smaller brother 50013.

Bombardier has set the goal for 13 CSeries Deliveries in 2016 (this number has been revised). All from msn 50010 (CS100) and 55003 (CS300) and up! (no FTV etc).

SWISS has added to its service flights their 2nd CSeries CS100, (MSN 50011) registered as HB-JBB (first is HB-JBA, MSN 50010). Customer is happy! Their flying clients too!

Some GLOBAL 7000 News Soon! Witchita BFTC (Bombardier Flight Test Centre) team members have been working in Toronto at the GLOBAL factory for a few weeks already. Expect the GLOBAL 7000 FTV1 to be flying soon. Amazing specs! See this: http://businessaircraft.bombardier.com/en/aircraft/global/global7000.html

There are rumours about the location of the Global 7000 factory in the future… nothing for sure yet… It does not look good for Toronto. Same for the Q400 factory. Anything to do with low British Pound exchange rate? Plenty of space/land at Montreal-Mirabel Airport (YMX) (dual 12000 feet runways) and Quebec Government fully backing its local leader, Bombardier Inc? Let's see soon!!! Selling Learjet (base out of Wichita) could bring the complete BFTC to Mirabel as well.

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Sylvain Faust


Looking for CSeries Potential Clients?

The "Active" old Airbus A318 and A319, combined with the "Active" old McDonnell Douglas MD 8x/9x (Boeing B717 after the takeover), aircraft the current CSeries is perfectly positioned to replace; I'm arriving at a total of 2005 aircraft.

Approximate numbers but very close!

A318 81
A319 1486
B717 158
MD8x-9x 519

Total 2005

Sylvain Faust

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