Bombardier has pushed back first flight of the CSeries by up to a month to allow for additional software upgrades and ground testing. The first flight-test vehicle (FTV1) is now planned to fly “by the end of July”. This is the second slippage, and follows postponement of first flight to the end of June from December 2012 because of delays in final assembly and system testing for the all-new narrowbody. The latest delay follows completion of ground vibration tests “as well as ...


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