Bombardier Inc. has submitted its paperwork to Transport Canada to get a flight permit for the first flight of its new CSeries aircraft. The Montreal-based manufacturer is expected to provide an update on the new aircraft program Wednesday, including the date of its first flight. The maiden flight is still expected this week. The exact timing of the flight will be left to the flight crew’s discretion and will largely be based on weather and other conditions, including data collected by a chase plane, a Global business jet, that will be sent up before first flight to test the atmosphere.Transport Canada must also issue a flight permit for the aircraft. Kelly James, Transport Canada spokeswoman, says the ministry is in the midst of reviewing Bombardier’s application. “Department officials are in the process of reviewing the application to determine that all criteria are met,” Ms. James said in an email.Source: Financial Post, Scott Deveau
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