October 15, 2012
Assembly of first flight test vehicle for Bombardier CSeries aircraft underway
Bombardier Aerospace reported that the cockpit and all fuselage sections for the CSeries aircraft’s first flight test vehicle (FTV1) have arrived at Mirabel, Québec, and that the assembly of FTV1 is in progress. Additionally, the first wings for the all-new CSeries aircraft are now being mated to the test airframe that will be used during the Complete Airframe Static Test (CAST). Bombardier also announced that testing of the avionics, electrical, flight control, fly-by-wire, hydraulic, landing gear and wiring systems for the CSeries aircraft, as well as virtual flights, are progressing steadily at Mirabel on ‘Aircraft 0’ − the on-the-ground Integrated Systems Test and Certification Rig (ISTCR) for the CSeries aircraft.