Following first flight of the CSeries airliner, Bombardier is to review its test plans to see if it can still achieve certification and entry-into-service (EIS) in 12 months, as scheduled. Although initial results from the Sept. 16 first flight are “in line with expectations,” CSeries vice president and general manager Rob Dewar acknowledges that ground tests took longer than planned when the program was laid out in 2008. “We really need to reassess, to take another look at the scope ...

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