Global 7000 Test Flights Resumed Today Sunday - Bombardier & GE Investigation Completed
One of the Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV) did fly today from Wichita
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23:00- August 20, 2017 – Quebec, Canada
Global 7000 Test Flights Resumed Today - Bombardier & GE Investigation Completed
Bombardier and GE have determined that the root cause of the engine shutdown during a test flight last week with one the second Global 7000 Flight (aka FTV2) Test Vehicle was an isolated event.
Confirming this information, one of the Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV) did fly today from Wichita. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT/KICT) in Kansas is the location of the Bombardier Flight Test Centre (BFTC) and where the Global 7000 makes its flight test toward its certification.
Essentially, the Global 7000 certification program is not stopped and is going on as per the existing plan with an entry into service in the second half of 2018.
Picture: Global 7000 First Flight made with Flight Test Aircraft #1 (FTV1)Photo: Photo: Frederick K. Larkin
The incident in question occurred on August 15 during a test flight at 41000 feet, 17:38 local time, 290 km from the airport where BFTC is located (ICT/KICT) with the second Global 7000 test flight airplane, also known as FTV2, serial number 70002. The official model of the Global 7000 is BD-700-2A12.
One of the two engines started to overheat and a shutdown occurred. There has been no fire.
The test pilots after the shutdown of the problematic engine did fly back to Wichita (ICT/KICT) perfectly on a single engine with no further problem. Maybe this is now one test Bombardier won't have to make for its certification!