Bombardier Aerospace CSeries first flight

The first flight of CSeries flight test vehicle one (FTV1) – a CS100 jetliner bearing Canadian registration markings C-FBCS, was on September 16, 2013. The crew was Captain Charles (Chuck) Ellis (pilot),  Capt. Andris (Andy) Litavniks (copilot) and Andreas Hartono (flight test engineer) . The flight departed from Montréal–Mirabel International Airport at approximately 9:55 EDT and returned at approximately 12:25 EDT.

It was also the also the first flight for Pratt & Whitney’s new Geared Turbofan™ PurePower engine as part of an aircraft certification program. Two PW1500G engines power the CSeries CS100.

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