Bombardier’s CSeries regional jet prototype returned to the air on 7th September after a 100-day grounding, with test aircraft FTV-2 taking off from the company’s facility at Mirabel airport in Québec. The flight began at 18:10 and landed before sunset after approximately 30 minutes in the air. “We are pleased to see the CSeries aircraft back in the air,” said Rob Dewar, Bombardier’s vice-president leading the CSeries programme. None of the four aircraft in the CSeries flight test fleet have flown since 29th May, when a low-pressure turbine stage failed in one of the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines installed

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