Bombardier CSeries gearing up for its first flight: Beaudoin

Aug 05, 2013 | 11:17 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Bombardier, Pierre Beaudoin, CSeries, composites, aluminum-lithium alloys, titanium, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — The first flight of Bombardier Inc.’s new CSeries plane will take place "in the coming weeks" amid continuing questions about the new airliner’s progress, the Canadian train and aircraft builder said.

Integration of the auxiliary power unit and engines on the first-flight test vehicle are "running smoothly," and the latest software upgrades are being implemented successfully, Pierre Beaudoin, president and chief executive officer of the Montreal-based company, said.....

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