Video: CSeries maiden flight.
 

The maiden flight marks the start of the CSeries aircraft’s flight test programme leading up to the first customer delivery.

The flight of the CSeries flight test vehicle one (FTV1) – a CS100 jetliner bearing Canadian registration markings C-FBCS – was conducted under the command of Captain Charles (Chuck) Ellis, Chief Flight Test Pilot, Bombardier Flight Test Center.

“The performance of the CSeries aircraft was very impressive. We couldn’t have wished for a better maiden flight,” said Ellis.

“FTV1’s state-of-the-art flight deck was responsive and comfortable, and the aircraft handled exactly as expected. Overall, we had a very productive first flight and an excellent start to the flight test programme.”

A total of five CS100 flight test vehicles, all of which are currently in various stages of assembly, will join the flight test programme in the coming months. 
 

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