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Now launched, the Bombardier CSeries needs to arrive on time

Several years worth of major aircraft programme delays, first from Airbus and then Boeing, has made the industry sceptical about whether airframers can bring new-design jets to market within the constraints of their own ambitious schedules. With credibility down due to slip-ups – and outright mess-ups – in the A380 and 787 programmes, the pressure is […]

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Meet the Bombardier CRJ1000 EuroLite

All this chatter about how Bombardier’s new CSeries 130XT variant is aimed at clients in Europe and elsewhere gets one to thinking about whether the airframer has a special CRJ1000 variant in mind for Europe too. Well, by golly, it does. In addition to the baseline CRJ1000 and CRJ1000ER, Bombardier is offering a CRJ1000 EuroLite […]

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Countdown to CSeries final assembly decision (plus all that China talk)

A decision on where the CSeries will be assembled has not yet been made, but signs are increasingly pointing to Bombardier’s Mirabel, Quebec plant.     Bombardier has long said it sees its plant in Mirabel – a suburb of Montreal – as the “preferred site” for final assembly. And yesterday Montreal-area machinists at Bombardier […]

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CSeries will pose “serious” threat to Boeing 737-700: analyst

Bombardier’s CSeries family, the new specifications of which were revealed here, is poised to become a serious threat to the Boeing 737-700. So says analyst Jacques Kavafian, who, after recently attending a China tour organized by Bombardier, rather famously predicted that China Southern Airlines will help launch the programme with a 50-strong order at the Farnborough […]

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Solid Gold MRO for Bombardier’s CSeries

While Bombardier is moving fast and furious to get its CSeries specs in sweet order, the company is also making strides on another CSeries-related front – it is getting its support network for the now five-variant family into shape.   Discussions with Bombardier’s owned service centres and authorized service facilities “are just happening now” but […]

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Bombardier’s new CSeries specs FOUND HERE

Bombardier has updated the specs on its GTF-powered CSeries 110, 110ER, 130 and 130ER. The figures differ from what is being currently advertised on the manufacturer’s site, particularly with respect to range at max payload. Check out the increase in range for the 110. Also check out the new 130XT. Here is the original document, folllowed by a […]

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GTF fans gear up for Farnborough

As the Farnborough air show rapidly approaches, excitement is building about order prospects for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan-powered Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and Bombardier’s proposed CSeries.   Mitsubishi has already secured All Nippon Airways as launch customer, and is reportedly closing in on a second deal. Bombardier is rumoured to launch the CSeries at […]

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Wherefore art thou CSeries mockup? Not in Turkey.

If you ask me, something seems to be missing from Bombardier Aerospace’s showcase at the AIREX 2008 exhibition being held in Istanbul, Turkey. The Canadian airframer has five aircraft on static display – its Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 jet, Challenger 605 jet, Global Express XRS aircraft and a CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. But there is […]

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Back to Blogging after Belfast: Musings, Mumblings but no Grumblings

Last week I had the great privilege to spend some time in my favourite country, Ireland. I flew on a Continental Airlines Boeing 757 from Newark to Belfast to attend Bombardier’s pre-Farnborough briefing, and then took the train down to Dublin for a day of expensive fun (such a shame that the dollar is about […]

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Pratt to meet with airlines on GTF later this month (cool pic)

I had a great chat yesterday with Pratt & Whitney about the geared turbofan (GTF), which is really starting to look dressed to impress these days. Pratt VP of next generation products Bob Saia told me that later this month executives will meet for a review with airlines, including a 15-member steering committee for the […]

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