Bombardier is kicking off the long-awaited flight-test program for its first mostly composite business jet, the Learjet 85, with the April 9 first flight from Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport. Bombardier received the flight-test permit from FAA in February and had hoped to fly the aircraft last month, but a systems issue that required a software update pushed back the first flight by a few weeks. That came after integration issues and problems with the composites ...
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