The Global 7000/8000 program’s second flight test vehicle (FTV2) flew for the first time March 4 and Bombardier says the 7000 is on track to enter into service in the second half of 2018. FTV2, which Bombardier christened “The Powerhouse,” is being used to test aircraft systems, including propulsion, electrical and mechanical systems, all of which were fully functional during the initial 4 hr., 28 min. flight from Bombardier’s Toronto facility. During that flight the ...

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