Bombardier Donates a C Series Aircraft to the École Nationale d’Aérotechnique

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 29, 2018 11:05

Bombardier Donates a C Series Aircraft to the École Nationale d’Aérotechnique

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft plans to donate a CS100 aircraft to the École Nationale d’Aérotechnique (ÉNA), a school affiliated with Édouard-Montpetit CEGEP, to be used for the purpose of education and training. With this donation, ÉNA becomes the world’s first teaching institution to count a C Series aircraft among its fleet.

“Bombardier plays a leadership role in the Canadian and global aerospace industry by being at the forefront of the development and utilization of disruptive technologies,” said Alain Bellemare, Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “Our commitment to innovation and excellence is also reflected in education, as our company encourages and supports our teaching institutions such as ÉNA in their mission to provide the highest quality training that meets the needs of the industry.”

“Bombardier is very proud to invest in the development of highly skilled workers for the Montréal aerospace cluster by increasing the educational value of ÉNA’s technical training activities,” said Robert Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The C Series is the most innovative aircraft in its class, with state-of-the-art technology and advanced materials.This donation will contribute to the development of broader sets of skills by allowing students to manipulate the most advanced technology in commercial aircraft, and we hope that this will help spark their interest for aerospace even further.”

The CS100 (Serial Number 50003) was built in 2014, and was the third Flight Test Vehicle (FTV3) of the C Series program. Since its maiden flight on March 3rd of that year, the aircraft accumulated approximately 1,400 flight hours. FTV3 was mainly used for avionics and electrical tests, as well as for community noise testing. The aircraft is currently stationed at the Bombardier Flight Test Centre in Wichita, Kansas and will join ÉNA’s existing fleet of 37 aircraft in Saint-Hubert, Québec in the coming weeks. ÉNA’s static fleet already includes two Learjet and two Challenger aircraft.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 29, 2018 11:05