A220 / CSeries Donated to ENA School Is Leaving Wichita Within The Hour - As Reported on Fliegerfaust
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11:10 (15:10 UTC) - October 16, 2018 - Quebec, Canada - By Sylvain Faust
Updated 13:56 (17:56 UTC) - October 16, 2018
FTV3 has landed (see image below).
As I reported earlier, the A220 (CSeries) aircraft donated by Bombardier and the Government of Quebec to ENA (L'École nationale d'aérotechnique) is leaving home, from Wichita today!
L'ENA is located at St-Hubert Airport YHU/CYHU close to Montreal.
The aircraft donated is the third A220 (then named CSeries) built.It was named FTV3 for "Flight Test Vehicle #3" and use for during the testing and certification of this new aircraft type by Transport Canada, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in the US and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) in Europe.
As you know Bombardier and the government of Quebec (the only shareholders of the CSeries Company until the famous "deal" with Airbus was completed) have decided to give FTV3, a CS100 (or A220-100) serial number 50003, to the École Nationale D'Aérotechnique (ÉNA) in Longueuil, Quebec, next to Montreal. L'ÉNA is located at St-Hubert Airport YHU/CYHU.
Did you know, YHU/CYHU airport was the FIRST Montreal airport? It was built in 1928 and received the visit of the R100 on August first 1930. It is also the location of some well-known aviation schools where students from around the world (especially China, Europe and Africa) comes to obtain their pilot licences. This is where I obtained my multi engine licence.
CSeries FTV3 did its maiden flight on March 3, 2014 at Mirabel, Quebec Airport (YMX/CYMX).
The aircraft is leaving McConnell AFB Airport IAB/KIAB in the next few minutes en route to Montreal-Trudeau Airport YUL/CYUL arriving around 14:00 (18:00 UTC) where it will be spending the night.Tomorrow, October 17, it will be making its final flight to St-Hubert Airport where an official ceremony is already planned and announced.
You can follow it live via Flightradar24 here: https://www.flightradar24.com/BCS1/1e3b3fab
About the official delivery to ENA at St-Hubert Airport:
The C Series aircraft donated to the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ÉNA) by Bombardier will land at the Saint-Hubert Airport for the first time on October 17. The aircraft will be welcomed by students and professors at an event in presence of Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive, Bombardier Inc. and Sylvain Lambert, President of the ÉNA.
Interviews and photo opportunities will be available with Bombardier and ÉNA executives following the ceremony.
|Where:||École nationale d'aérotechnique|
|5555, place de la Savane|
|(Red building on the North side of Saint-Hubert Airport)|
|When:||Wednesday, October 17, 2018|
|The event starts at 12:40 p.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.|
|Media representatives should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. to attend the aircraft's fly-by and landing.|
|Who:||Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.|
|Sylvain Lambert, Director of the École nationale d'aérotechnique|
This invitation is extended to accredited media. We look forward to your participation special event.
About the École Nationale d'Aérotechnique
The École nationale d'aérotechnique (ÉNA) is an affiliated school of cégep Édouard-Montpetit, the largest college in Québec. ÉNA can accommodate approximately 1,300 students a year for regular full- time programs and several hundred technicians in continuing education. Its 4 programs (3 in French and 1 in English) in aeronautical technology are recognized by Transport Canada. ÉNA is a leader in terms of technical training in aerospace technology in North America and has five hangars and a fleet of 38 aircraft, 27 airplanes and 11 helicopters, and is equipped with modern installations that include over 30 laboratories and specialized workshops.
Sylvain Faust, Fliegerfaust