Troubled CSeries Returns To The Air

Bombardier has resumed test flights of the CSeries. The second test aircraft flew yesterday (September 7) for the first time since an engine failure on May 29 halted testing.

Bombardier has resumed test flights of the CSeries. The second test aircraft flew yesterday (September 7) for the first time since an engine failure on May 29 halted testing.

During a ground test one of the aircraft’s PW1500G powerplants suffered an uncontained failure.

Bombardier has confirmed that Pratt & Whitney has taken “appropriate measures” to address the issue, including modifying the engine’s oil lubrication system.

Both OEMs state that the CSeries is on track to enter into service in the second half of 2015.

  1. Last week, Swedish carrier Braathens confirmed that it would no longer be the new aircraft’s launch customer.

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