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Bombardier schedules CS300 first flight for 26 February

Bombardier has scheduled first flight for the CS300 for 26 February, pending optimal weather conditions.

The Canadian airframer last week set a three-day first flight window for the 135-160 seat aircraft, after receiving an experimental flight permit from Transport Canada. The aircraft has also since completed high speed taxi runs.

“I’m thrilled to confirm the countdown to the CS300 aircraft’s first flight is officially on and as excitement builds, our teams are readying for yet another milestone in the development of the CSeries family of aircraft,” says Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Mike Arcamone.

Bombardier has booked 243 firm orders for the CSeries, of which three-quarters are for the larger CS300.

The first CS100 completed first flight on 16 September 2013.

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