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Bombardier Aerospace will be showcasing four of its business jets at the seventh annual Russian International Aviation Exhibition, Jet Expo 2012, in Moscow, Russia, from September 27 to September 29, 2012.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the CSeries aircraft flight deck and cabin demonstrators are on display at Hangar 3 (Augsburg Airways GmbH) at Munich Airport until September 24, 2012. Direct from a roadshow in Riga, Latvia where they were on display for newly announced CSeries aircraft customer, airBaltic, the demonstrators have travelled across Europe from the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 where close to 1,000 visitors experienced the aircraft’s interactive full-scale mock-up.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it delivered a Global 6000 aircraft to the US Air Force last Thursday, in a ceremony conducted at a Bombardier facility in Connecticut. This aircraft is the fourth Bombardier Global aircraft to be added to the existing US Air Force inventory with E-11A Military Designation. The intention is to equip this new addition with the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node or BACN, in time for deployment next summer. This system will allow disparate battlefield communications systems to share data.
Bombardier’s Global 6000 jet, featuring the Bombardier Vision flight deck, is set to make its African debut when it kicks off that continent’s portion of its world tour in September, with a 16-city showcase across a total of 12 countries. It is also set to appear on the static display at South Africa’s Africa Aerospace and Defence on September 19, 2012.
Bombardier has announced that it will reveal the recipient of its first annual Eugene Cernan Safety Award at this year’s Safety Standdown U.S.A. Registration for the 16th edition of the annual event, featuring workshops and general sessions on current aviation safety topics, is now open. Safety Standdown 2012 will be held from October 8 to 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita, Kansas. A complete schedule of events and registration information is available at Safetystanddown.com.
Bombardier Aerospace’s Learjet 75 jet continues to achieve its development milestones with the first powering up of the aircraft’s electrical systems on the Wichita production line. Aircraft power, including to the new Bombardier Vision flight deck, was switched on during the week of August 21, 2012, as the aircraft progresses towards its 2013 entry-into-service.
“This is a fantastic achievement that highlights the tremendous efforts of every single person involved with this project,” said Ralph Acs, Vice President and General Manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This milestone represents a significant step forward for our Learjet aircraft family, as we were able to seamlessly integrate the Learjet 75 jet into our production flow. More importantly, this aircraft, our very first complete Learjet 75 aircraft, will play a pivotal role in the certification program.
“We have seen major changes to the aircraft’s wiring harness to accommodate the Garmin avionics, the heart of this totally new Bombardier Vision flight deck arrangement,” added Acs. “Not only did this require tremendous dedication from our Wichita team, but such a feat would not have been possible without our Belfast and Toronto sites.”
The Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 test aircraft are continuing their development work as the program moves forward. There will be a total of five flight test aircraft: a modified Learjet 40 XR jet and a modified Learjet 45 XR aircraft are flying and focusing on avionics certification; a modified Learjet 45 XR jet will be used primarily for the interior and cabin management system; an existing Learjet 45 XR aircraft will be modified and utilised for testing and validating the performance improvements; and finally, the first production Learjet 75 aircraft.
A breakthrough in business aviation, the Bombardier Vision flight deckis designed to deliver a completely new cockpit experience by combining the best in technological advancements with superior design aesthetics. As such, it provides pilots flying the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft an unprecedented level of control and comfort. The Bombardier Vision flight deckfor Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft will feature the fully integrated Garmin G5000 digital avionics suite, designed with leading edge technology and one of the most intuitive crew interfaces available.
Learjet 70 aircraft: The Learjet 70 aircraft offers unrivalled interior design aesthetics blended effortlessly with the latest technology. The cockpit features the peerless Bombardier Vision flight deck, and this aircraft can fly a range of more than 2,000 nm (3,704 km)*. It retains the classic Learjet lines and legendary performance, and as such, can connect Seattle with Montréal*.
Learjet 75 aircraft: The Learjet 75 jet features the pioneering Bombardier Vision flight deck with an interior influenced by its bigger stablemate, the Learjet 85 aircraft. This jet will soar above the traffic with a maximum altitude of 51,000 ft. (15,545 m), is capable of flying more than 2,000 nm (3,704 km) and is able to fly nonstop from Wichita to Bermuda*.
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Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Warsaw-based Eurolot has converted options on six Q400 NextGen airliners to a firm order that will increase its fleet to 14 Q400 NextGen aircraft.
Bombardier Aerospace, the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, will present three of its business jets at the ninth annual International Civil Aviation and Airports Exhibition, AIREX 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey, from September 6–9, 2012. The company will also showcase its innovative commercial aircraft products at its booth in Exhibit Hall 1.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the company is now conducting virtual flights with “Aircraft 0”* – the on-the-ground Integrated Systems Test and Certification Rig (ISTCR) for the CSeries aircraft. The avionics, electrical, flight control, fly-by-wire, hydraulic, landing gear and wiring systems are now all commissioned, and systems integration and communication have been successfully demonstrated. The development of the CSeries aircraft will now enter the intense ground testing phase that will build the necessary maturity for all systems and drive towards the flight test program.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Tulpar Technic has been appointed an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 regional jets.