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Watch Video Of CS300 First Flight

Canadian jet maker Bombardier’s CS300 took its maiden flight on Friday (February 27) from Montréal-Mirabel International airport at 11am (EST). Watch video here...

Canadian jet maker Bombardier’s CS300 took its maiden flight on Friday (February 27) from Montréal-Mirabel International airport at 11am (EST).

The 135-150 seat jet, which is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PW1500G geared turbofan engine, reached an altitude of 41,000ft and a speed of 255 knots.

Captain Andris Litavniks, who was co-pilot on the maiden flight confirmed that the CS300 test aircraft had “handled exactly as predicted by simulation”.

Rob Dewar, VP of the CSeries programme said: “We are confident the CS100 aircraft will be certified in the second half of 2015, followed closely by entry-into-service. The CS300 is expected to follow about six months later.” 

 

 

 

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