CSeries in Normal Mode - FTV2 5th Flight Since Return - FTV4 Did Fly Also
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Sept. 15, 2014 13:13 Updated: Sept. 16, 2014 08:47 local
Bombardier CSeries FTV2 took off again today for its fifth flight since its return in the air 8 days ago. Squark 4221, this is FTV2 32nd flight. C-GWYD (FTV2) did taxi for a takeoff using Mirabel airport runway 24.
It took off at 13:21 local (17:21z) and landed at 15:11 local (19:11z) for 2 hours and 10 minutes in the air. The rumour has it that this FTV2 flight was using Fly By Wire in "Normal Mode"... FTV1, FTV2 and FTV4 are presently located at Mirabel Airport, FTV3 is at Wichita KICT. FTV2 will be leaving for Salina north of Wchita by the end of this week. The Mirabel Bombardier Flight Test Center team will be travelling this winter...
CSeries FTV4 is also flying today, it took off at 16:22 local (20:22z). It flew at 39000 feet and landed at 18:12 local (22:12z) for 1h 10 minutes in the air. Again, this was the 5th flight for FTV4. So far CSeries as in excess of 120 flights done over its first 4 FTVs. FTV5, also a model CS100 is expected soon and FTV6 and FTV7, model CS300 are expected much later.
I should also let you know that FTV4 C-GWXK is scheduled to leave Montreal-Mirabel Airport Bombardier facility for Wichita Airport KICT where FTV3 is currently located. Let's offer a BIG GOODBYE to FTV4 since it should be remaining there for a long while...