The Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system took to the air aboard a customer airplane for the first time last month, completing a five-hour initial test flight in a Bombardier Global Express XRS that originated at the business jet maker’s Downsview test center in Toronto on August 3.
The firm order placed by Deutsche Lufthansa late this past winter for 30 Bombardier CS100 airliners not only gave the much-maligned C Series its first confirmed customer, it granted the executives at Bombardier Commercial Airplanes (Chalets A365, A366) some measure of vindication after eight months of persistent questions about whether the program would ever yield a prototype.
An anemic market for business jets and the recent loss of a major customer will have no effect on the flight-test schedule or certification of the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system, according to manufacturer Rockwell Collins.
An anemic market for business jets and the recent loss of a major customer will have no effect on the flight test schedule or certification of the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system, according to manufacturer Rockwell Collins.
Bombardier Aerospace, Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT) and Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT), yesterday signed the first authorized training provider (ATP) agreement for the new Bombardier C Series airliner. Under the terms of the contract, LFT will provide pilot and cabin crew training while LTT provides technical training for Europe-based operators of the 110-passenger CS100 and 130-passenger CS300, scheduled to enter into service in 2013.
It took eight months of waiting since its industrial launch, but the C Series finally drew its first firm orders this month, putting to rest gathering speculation by industry observers that the airplane might never materialize.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has secured a firm order from Lease Corporation International (LCI) Aviation for 20 C Series airliners. The order, which involved a purchase agreement covering three CS100 and 17 CS300s, gave the C Series program its second firm customer.
Bombardier finally received its long-awaited first order from Deutsche Lufthansa for its C Series airliners, the Canadian manufacturer announced last month. The contract includes a “firm purchase agreement” for 30 of the smaller, CS100 (formerly C110) version of the 110- to 145-seat pair of jets, valued at $1.53 billion.
Bombardier announced today that it has added three “key” European suppliers to the C Series program, namely Alenia Aeronautica of Italy, Fokker Elmo of the Netherlands and Goodrich Actuation Systems of the UK.
Alenia has agreed to provide the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully equipped with hydraulic, electrical and flight control systems, lights and antennas.
Bombardier finally received its long-awaited launch order from Deutsche Lufthansa for its C Series airliners, the Canadian manufacturer announced today. The contract involves a $1.53 billion “firm purchase agreement” for 30 of the smaller, CS100 (formerly C110) version of the 110- to 145-seat pair of jets.