First CSeries wing–wing box join completed

The Bombardier CSeries product development team at the company’s St-Laurent manufacturing facility in Montréal has reported a successful test mating of an advanced composite wing portion to a composite wing box.

"The test joining of the outer wing portion to the centre wing box is a significant milestone during the detail design phase of the CSeries aircraft programme," explained Benjamin Boehm, vice-president, programs, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "The test represents the manufacturing requirements for the aircraft long before we begin production, and we are very encouraged by the demonstrator development work and results achieved by our Belfast and St-Laurent facilities.”

Bombardier has recorded firm orders from Deutsche Lufthansa, Lease Corporation International and Republic Airways for a total of 33 CS100 and 57 CS300 aircraft. Options have been placed on a total of 90 additional CSeries aircraft.

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