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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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PHOTOS: All-electric braking system tested on Bombardier Global 5000 flying testbed

A Bombardier testbed aircraft equipped entirely with an all-electric braking system has executed its first flight. Bombardier’s Global 5000 flying testbed aircraft was modified by removing its hydraulically actuated brake-by-wire control system and replacing it with Meggitt’s EBrake suite. Check out the full story here. Key info from my conversation with Bombardier: Although the manufacturer […]

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Why a firm CSeries order from Lufthansa would be so nice right now…

American Airlines’ recent order for up to 100 Boeing 787s provided the weary airframer with a respite – albeit brief – from the near constant flow of negative news pertaining to the machinists’ strike and the potential that this industrial action will delay the twinjet’s delivery….again. A nice firm CSeries order would also give a needed […]

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Bombardier CSeries cabin pics…going to India?

Bombardier executives are headed to Hyderabad Airport for the inaugural India Aviation 2008 exhibition, which gets kicked off on 15 October. The event, organized by India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, is being billed as “the first international exhibition of its kind in India on civil […]

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Bombardier CSeries order talk

When Bombardier launched the geared turbofan-powered CSeries at Farnborough with a letter of interest from Lufthansa for 60 aircraft, the industry raised a collective eyebrow. Hadn’t the manufacturer said it needed 50 to 100 firm orders to kick start the programme? And when Lufthansa followed up the announcement by saying that it will not be […]

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Missouri group gets graphic about Bombardier displeasure

Some Missourians are none too pleased with Bombardier after the Canadian airframer selected its Mirabel, Quebec plant for CSeries final assembly instead of building a new facility on Kansas City International Airport property. It’s hard not to have some sympathy for Missouri; the state seemingly moved heaven and earth to approve a $240 million tax […]

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Bombardier’s new widebody aircraft

In a society where being thin is the gold standard, it is understandable that folks become a little miffed when told they have a wide body. But in the world of aviation, the term “widebody” is considered venerable indeed. That’s why it should come as no surprise to any of us that Bombardier is touting its […]

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