CSeries FTV1 to Wichita Today! - FTV3, FTV4 And More
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November 8, 2014 – 11:00am local (16:00z)
UPDATED: Sunday Nov. 9, 2014 12:22 local - FTV1 tookoff just now at 12:22 local (17:22z) for Wichita ICT/KICT airport.
NEWS TODAY: FTV1 to Wichita, FTV3 taxis runs, FTV4 flying more, etc…
FTV1 registered as C-FBCS at Transport Canada is leaving Montreal-Mirabel airport YMX/CYMX for Wichita airport ICT/KICT today! It should remain in Kansas at least until March 2015 with its associated test crew and staff. (I would love doing this too!!!)
CSeries FTV3 (C-GWXJ) already in Wichita is doing ground runs today! Closer to its Return To Flight!Stay tune for more very soon!
FTV4 (C-GWXK) also in Wichita is flying again today completing more and more of the "test points" associated with it.
That leaves FTV2 in Mirabel.Seems like a perfect time for the first CSeries CS300 (FTV7 C-FFDK) to come out? Or would it be the CS100 FTV5 with its full passenger interior to be the next CSeries to join the others?
I know, CSeries is so interesting to follow, so many of you are reading my post just to know how the testing is progressing. Do not worry, testing are always taking place and progressing, whether in flight or not. It is important to realize the amount of work done while a Flight Test Vehicle is not flying. Maybe I should have more on this one day…
As a side note from the CRJ factory, just to give you an idea of the production cadence, with the CRJ900 NextGen alone, out of the Mirabel factory doing pre-delivery test flight this morning is 942. Remember, in mid-July, the brand new CRJ900 NextGen on which I flew to Farnborough (thanks to Bombardier) was 918… I`m not counting the other CRJ that were made, like the CRJ1000 (Indonesia), CRJ700 (Japan) etc… Good work to everyone involved!!!
That brings me to Toronto… Any Q400 related information? Do not hesitate to contact me directly; I would love to bring the sun light over you as well!
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