Skip to comments.Bombardier unveils first CSeries flight test aircraft set for June takeoff
Posted on 03/08/2013 6:15:56 AM PST by Squawk 8888
MONTREAL Mike Arcamone, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president, admits the company's new CSeries aircraft is keeping him up at nights in the lead up to its first flight, slated to be by the end of June.
"It's not a concern. I's the excitement", he said in an interview Thursday. "The excitement is that this isn't a paper aircraft anymore."
That enthusiasm was palpable at a splashy event at Bombardier's facility in Mirabel, Que., where the manufacturer unveiled its first flight test aircraft for the CSeries program, which will be fully assembled in the coming days.
Bombardier provided a glimpse of the work already done on the assembly of the second and third test aircraft as well.
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Beautiful aircraft, but I don’t know if I’d wanna fly on a plane made by a company called “Bombardier”..........
BTW the company is named for its founder Armand Bombardier, inventor of the snowmobile.
Nice looking aircraft. Seems even while more and smaller computers powering aircraft, the cock-pits are getting bigger as opposed to smaller.
Monochrome photograph of a snow sleigh or ice sled powered by an engine designed by Henri Coandă. The sleigh was owned by Grand Duke Cyril of Russia. Its powerplant was a piston engine which drove a ducted fan or "suction turbine", the same power plant that Coanda had exhibited in 1910 on his first aircraft, later called the Coandă-1910.
The Coandă-1910 was the first aircraft built with a turbine powerplant which compressed and heated air, and expelled it rearward for thrust. It was constructed by Romanian inventor Henri Coandă and exhibited by him at the Second International Aeronautical Exhibition in Paris in October 1910. In the 1950s, Coandă began to claim that this aircraft was the first jet, and that it flew once and crashed at the French Army airfield Issy-les-Moulineaux on the outskirts of Paris. Some aviation historians agreed, and some disputed his claim.
This image makes me think of a DC-3/C-47.
Oooh...Friday morning aircraft porn.
Actually the nose boom on most first-flight aircraft will support vanes to measure yaw and pitch angles of attack, as well as a pitot tube for calibration of the production airspeed and altimeter system.
That’s how they hold it while the paint dries.