Bombardier Completes CSeries Aircraft Ground Vibration Tests and Final Software Upgrades in Preparation for First Flight

Bombardier Completes CSeries Aircraft Ground Vibration Tests and Final Software 
Upgrades in Preparation for First Flight 
- Safety of Flight statements from all suppliers obtained  
- Application for Transport Canada flight test permit submitted  
- First flight to occur by the end of July 2013 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- Bombardier Aerospace
announced today that ground vibration tests, as well as software
upgrades and corresponding tests, have been completed on the first
CSeries aircraft - Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1). In addition, Safety
of Flight (SOF) statements from all suppliers have been obtained and
Bombardier's Flight Test Centre has applied to Transport Canada for
the FTV1 Flight Test Permit. 
During the final testing stage in preparation for first flight, FTV1
will conduct power runs, as well as low and high speed taxiing. Based
on the latest program review, the first flight will occur by the end
of July 2013. In order to enhance the effectiveness of the flight
program, Bombardier extended the timeline slightly to allow for
additional software upgrades for improved system maturity and
"Only five years after launching the CSeries airliner, we're
approaching our maiden flight - a historic moment for Bombardier and
a game-changing moment for the industry," said Mike Arcamone,
President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. 
"The success of the CSeries aircraft program so far is a testament to
the dedication and hard work of our partners, suppliers and in-house
teams; we have also benefitted greatly from the involvement of our
customers," added Mr. Arcamone. 
CSeries aircraft 
Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the 100 per cent
new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge
technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline
requirements. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines,
the CSeries aircraft family will offer a 15(i) per cent cash
operating cost advantage and a 20(i) per cent fuel burn advantage.
With the extra capacity seating option, the CS300 aircraft's
productivity further improves, offering airlines an average of
four(i) per cent additional cash operating cost advantage per seat. 
The CSeries aircraft's clean-sheet design is ensuring that the
aircraft will achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, as well as
superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance
and a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km)(i). 
The CSeries aircraft will be up to 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg)(i) lighter
than other aircraft in the same seat category and will provide
passengers with a best-in-class, widebody cabin environment in a
single-aisle aircraft. 
As of today, Bombardier has booked orders and commitments for 388
CSeries aircraft, which include firm orders for 177 CSeries
About Bombardier 
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and
trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is
evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient,
sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles,
services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global
leader in transportation. 
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fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8
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Notes to editors 
Images of CSeries aircraft are posted with this press release at: 
Additional information on the CSeries aircraft program is available
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updates from Bombardier Aerospace. 
(i) The CSeries aircraft are in the development phase. All data and
specifications are estimates, subject to changes in family strategy,
branding, capacity and performance during the development,
manufacture and certification process. All performance references
have been estimated based on a 500-nm North American operating
environment and comparisons are to in-production aircraft.  
PurePower (R) is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corp.
- Pratt & Whitney. 
Bombardier, CS300, CSeries and The Evolution of Mobility are
trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Marc Duchesne
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
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