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VIDEO: Runway Girl Takes Canadian Adventure to Bombardier

The last week and a half has been an exercise in self control for me. I’ve tried to pace out all the wonderful news I scored from Bombardier on my visit to the airframer’s Montreal and Toronto plants. But you didn’t think I’d leave those kind Canadian folks without taking some video did you? Check out […]

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Bombardier studies business-class seats for Q400 NextGen

Norwegian regional Wideroe today made headlines for taking delivery of Bombardier’s first Q400 NextGen turboprop. If you are a regular reader of RWG, you already knew Wideroe was earmarked for this bird, which features LED lighting, new ceiling panels, “dished” window sidewalls to maximize light entering through the window, and larger overhead luggage bins. Wideroe has opted to […]

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PHOTOS: The white tails you didn’t see at EBACE

In recent days I’ve posted several stories about Bombardier’s activities. It is safe to say that the Canadian airframer is busy as heck with the CSeries and its Q400 line. And it is still pushing out elegantly outfitted NextGen CRJs and business aircraft for customers around the world. It is not news to anybody that the global economic crisis has had […]

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EXCLUSIVE: First look at planned CSeries test facility, CIASTA

The CSeries training facility that Bombardier will start erecting this fall is called CIASTA or the “Complete Integrated Aircraft System Test Area”. As you’ll see from this exclusive slide, CIASTA will house the first complete test vehicle “enabling earlier product maturity”. The building will be in place one year ahead of flight testing. The CSeries […]

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Exclusive: Bombardier’s new five-screen CSeries flight deck revealed

What’s got five 15.1in LCD screens, a sidestick with auto throttle, glareshield tuning, integrated overhead panel, virtual panels, a cursor and keyboard, and an electronic check-list (with options for single and dual head-up displays and class 2 EFB)? That would be Bombardier’s new CSeries flight deck. It’s no secret that Bombardier selected Pro Line Fusion, […]

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VIDEO: The great divide in aircraft orders and financing

Okay, so it has taken me a little longer to post this vlog than I expected, but the message to come out of ISTAT last month in Scottsdale is still all too relevant. There is a big – nay huge – divide between aircraft on order and aircraft that are currently financed (or have any hope of near-term financing). […]

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Bombardier studies electrochromic windows as CSeries option

Bombardier is studying whether to offer electrochromic windows as an option to CSeries customers. The electronically dimmable systems are already being used by Boeing on the 787. Airbus has them as an option for the A350. “Some airlines think that for maintenance purposes, ‘keep it simple and just go with the [regular] shade’ but we are […]

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Bombardier reveals CSeries specs; shows off adaptable interior

Lufthansa finally firmed up its letter of interest for 30 CSeries aircraft today, opting for the newly-designated CS100 in 115-seat configuration. The aircraft is headed to Lufthansa’s Swiss unit. And what better way to celebrate the event than a new CSeries web site with some nice detail? Bombardier has done just that, erecting http://www.nowisthefuture.com for those […]

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I’ve got a jetliner cabin for you

As engineers consider interiors for new-design aircraft, it’s helpful to take a look at some of the most innovative designs of the past and present as well as concepts that have been mulled for today’s latest generation aircraft, such as the Airbus A380. To do that, I’ve received permission to publish an array of photos from what is perhaps […]

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Bombardier starts thinking about CSeries interiors

Bombardier is in an interiors frame of mind. The Canadian airframer has started hiring cabin interior specialists and key members of its customization and interior systems engineering team for the five-abreast CSeries, which is expected to enter into service in 2013. C&D is charged with the overall interior design.   As a member of the aforementioned team, […]

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