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Cseries complete intial cold weather trials

Bombardier Cseries has completed initial cold weather certification trials.

The second flight test vehicle (FTV2) took advantage of the prevailing cold Canadian winter season to perform the trial.
This certification test was wit…

Bombardier Cseries has completed initial cold weather certification trials.

The second flight test vehicle (FTV2) took advantage of the prevailing cold Canadian winter season to perform the trial.
This certification test was witnessed by Transport Canada and successfully demonstrated start-up operations and flight following an overnight low temperature of -28 degrees Celsius (-18 degrees Fahrenheit). This test has cleared the way for the remainder of cold weather testing.
Following the overnight cold soak, mechanics and the flight test aircrew confirmed ground operations including refueling and operation of the doors; turned the power on, and proceeded through a normal startup sequence typical of airline operations including the successful take-off and landing of FTV2.
“The tests culminated in a normal operation of the flaps and slats, de-icing procedure, take-off, gear and flap retraction, climb out and system checks,” said Robert Dewar, Vice President CSeries Program.

“Today’s tests confirmed the initial results from the cold chamber test conducted at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida last year, and clearly demonstrated that the CSeries will be ready for operation in a harsh winter environment at entry-into-service.”