(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Bombardier and obtained from http://cseries.com.)
CSeries Aircraft Engines Powered Up!
Bombardier Aerospace continues the countdown to the CSeries
first flight as the engines are powered up on CSeries flight
test vehicule one (FTV1) in Mirabel, Québec.
“It was spectacular to see the PW1500G engines running for the
first time on the CSeries aircraft. We‘re thrilled to have
successfully reached this very important milestone,” said Robert
Dewar, Vice President, General Manager, CSeries Program. “The
engine runs followed the successful start-up of the Honeywell-supplied Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). Next step, we will check
the aircraft’s systems with the engines powered while
progressively increasing thrust.”
The purpose of the APU runs, as well as the initial engine
starts and engine runs is to confirm the proper operation of the
installed powerplant (which includes engine, nacelle, electrical
generators and hydraulic pumps), as well as to verify the proper
integration of the powerplant with other aircraft systems such
as fuel, pneumatics, electrical, hydraulics and cockpit
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