VIDEO: Bombardier CSeries test barrel arrives at Quebec plant

A fuselage test barrel for Bombardier’s CSeries was delivered to its Saint-Laurent, Quebec facility today.

The barrel is a model of the main fuselage section of the single aisle aircraft that will test manufacturing and engineering structural concepts before the aircraft’s final design phase begins next year.

The barrel is approximately 23ft (7m) long, has a maximum diameter of 12ft (3.7m) and is made of advanced aluminium alloys.

The CSeries is set for service entry in 2013.


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