A Bombardier Q400 flown by Britain’s low-cost Flybe airline crash landed on 23rd February at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport (Netherlands). The right landing gear collapsed on impact as the plane violently hit the runway, with the twin turboprop skidding several hundred feet. Watch the video without commentary. Read the article to find out more.
Bombardier delivered their first CS100 on 29 June, to Swiss International Air Lines, at a ceremony, which took place near Montreal, Canada, in the presence of hundreds of guests. In his speech, Bombadier CEO expressed his full determination.
The Bombardier CS100 will soon enter service. With its civil certification received on 15 June, the Canadian single-aisle will be delivered in a few days to Swiss. Its entry into service is scheduled on July 15 between Zurich and Paris.
Bombardier CS300 just passed successfully the runway water ingestion test. A mandatory test to obtain certification, which the CS100 will also soon undergo.
On 27th February, the Bombardier CS300 prototype made its first flight, which lasted almost five hours over Montreal in Canada. The largest aircraft ever built by Bombardier reached an altitude of 12,500 metres (41,000 feet) and a speed of 470 km/h (292 mph).
As is customary each year end, it’s time to take stock ! In the aviation world, 2014 was marked by both good and bad news. Here’s an accelerated flashback in two minutes flat…