UPDATED (DELTA ORDERS CSeries) : Bombardier: Information Regarding the Coming April 28 and 29 - Delta, CSeries, Subway/Metro, Air Canada...
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20:40 - April 26, 2016 - Quebec, Canada
UPDATE #1 - 10:10 April 27, 2016 (see bottom)
UPDATE #2 - 23:00 April 27, 2016 (see bottom)
Bombardier CSeries P1 (serial 50006, full interior) would be leaving Mirabel to be in Atlanta on the April 28… Should I have to say that it will be used during a huge public event at Delta? Expect that CSeries to stop by the paintshop for some little work before leaving for Atlanta. It seems that CSeries CS100 P1 will be staying in Atlanta for the 29 as well.
Another CSeries, a CS300, FTV8 (serial 55002, full interior) would be leaving Wichita to be in Mirabel on April 28. Potential visit by customers and more.... (Read below)
April 29, for the annual general meeting (AGM) of the shareholders, here's what they would be able to see on static display: CSeries CS300 FTV8 (mentioned above), and from what I think and hope for ;-) Q400, Challenger 650 and a Learjet 75, but not confirmed. It would be nice to have the whole aircraft product family!
ALSO, confirmed to be on display, two Bombardier Azur subway cars. Those were installed today in preparation of this coming Friday event. Yes, in case many of you forgot, Bombardier 50% of the business "is not" about airplanes… Those subway cars are part of the new ones currently being delivered for the Métro of Montréal replacing the older ones. Displayed will be a Montreal Metro "Azur" (see below*) car and a locomotive, unit # 10-089 and 10-088.
Yes, rails where installed in a Mirabel aircraft hangar for that purpose, for the shareholders to see! Remember, Montreal has a quiet Rubber-tyred metro -- On some systems (such as Paris, Montreal, and Mexico City), there is a regular railway track between the rollways and the vehicles also have railway wheels with larger (taller) than normal flanges, but these are normally at some distance above the rails and are used only in the case of a flat tyre and at switches/points and crossings.(extract from wiki, see below** )--
Still on April 29, I'm expecting to have news from Air Canada about the CSeries recent orders. Air Canada could announce that their order is now "firm".
Stay tuned as I'll be updating this page with more…!
* Montreal Metro Azur Pictures: https://www.google.ca/search?q=locomotives+montrea...
** Rubber-tyred subway infomation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber-tyred_metro
** (en français) Métro sur pneumatique https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9tro_sur_pneum...
UPDATE #1 : The stage is being set (not only virtually) for the Delta announcement ordering a bunch of CSeries, becoming CSeries largest customer (for the moment). THIS IS THE STATEMENT for the CSeries program. This is THE STATEMENT the management at Bombardier has GREAT VISION and TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS! No Airline will let Delta doing this alone without trying to participate too in the utilisation of the CSeries.
What's next? I'm hearing many things, what about an extension to the current brand new CSeries factory/assembly line? Already you say? Well… things are maybe better than you can read in the newspapers, you know, the ones using the words "Bailing/Bailout"… oh, am I surprised, it is so funny! Can Ottawa have role to play in this investment?
Do not be surprised if tomorrow I come to tell you that Alain Bellemare has taken off from Montreal for Atlanta and be back later for the 29 meeting… Yes, bombardier makes Business Jets and do use them too to take care of important business! A nice Global 5000 it is.
Can there ALSO be news about the CSeries being certified by the FAA?? Eum…………..
More to come… stay tuned on this page and my twitter account @sylvainfaust
UPDATE #2: Mirabel, We have a liftoff!
Again, and for real, should I say it again??? "The Stage is Set!" All is in place for the official announcement, April 28, 2016. Delta is purchasing a bunch of Bombardier CSeries!
The red carpet has been installed (no joke), CSeries P1 serial 50006 is in the background, Delta logo on the aircraft. Long limousine has been seen at the Bombardier Mirabel CRJ and CSeries facility this evening, April 27… This is FOR REAL!
CSeries P1 will then leave Mirabel airport YMX to Atlanta at 14h local time for the Delta event on Friday April 29. Delta Airlines will be showing their new acquisitions to the World! P1 will return later that day to Mirabel. As I annonced before, CSeries CS300 FTV8 will fly to Mirabel from Wichita tomorrow and be displayed in the hangar where the shareholder meeting is to take place, with other Bombardier products, such as the new Montreal Azur Metro cars (read this article from the top).
Also, I'm being told that Farnborough in July is the place to be if I want to witness things that I find to be very exciting... eh... what could it be about... I'm thinking really really hard... 8-)