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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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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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UPDATED: A little bit of honey and well…

Amended to include additional information from Honeywell, including, substantially, that AeroMobile is doing the interface and billing! Well isn’t the world of airline in-flight connectivity getting more and more interesting by the second? Today Honeywell announced that it has provided upgraded satellite communications equipment to Malaysia Airlines to allow passengers to use mobile phones and […]

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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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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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On the road again with RJs and Six Packs on my mind

I’m packing my bag and heading to Aspen in the wee hours of the morning to cover the ever-quotable Michael Boyd’s annual aviation summit. With the memory of a certain United Airlines flight to LAX still fresh in my mind, I’ve opted to fly Southwest Airlines from BWI to Denver and make the scenic drive […]

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