The first flight of Bombardier’s CSeries occurred today just before 10:00 am when flight-test aircraft, FTV1, departed from Montreal-Mirabel International Airport for a 2.5-hr. test run. During the flight, FTV1 is expected to cycle the landing gear and flaps, and check the maneuverability of the fly-by-wire aircraft, CSeries Program Manager Rob Dewar said during the event marking the first flight. Takeoff of the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared-turbofan-powered aircraft from runway ...

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