FARNBOROUGH 2012: CSeries confidence boosted by order for 15

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Mike Arcamone stated that he is “absolutely” confident that the first CS100 will fly this year and reinforced confidence in the programme by announcing a new customer (which has currently requested anonymity), has placed a conditional order for five CS100s and 10 CS300s.

“Yes we’ve had challenges, but we’ve addressed them an we’ll meet our milestones,” Arcamone added.

CSeries programme manager, Rob Dewar, acknowledged that the schedule has become compressed but noted that all the systems which are supposed to be running by now are doing so and with no glitches. “That’s unusual, as normally something shows up,” he remarked.

The latest system in the Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) to be commissioned was the landing gear system which was brought online in the week leading up to the show.

Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/LARAnews.net
Farnborough, UK

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