Bombardier always faced a challenge convincing skeptics it could enter the narrowbody-airliner sector successfully with the CSeries. Damage wrought to the commercial aircraft industry's reputation by Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 issues has not helped. Last December, when Bombardier delayed first flight of the CSeries by six months, the reaction was, “Here we go again.” But the company has made the most of those extra months, and first flight by month-end is a “done deal,” says Mike ...


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