23 SEPTEMBER 2013

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 23 SEPTEMBER 2013

First flights

Two important new aircraft made their maiden flights last week, the Bombardier CSeries and Boeing 787-9.  Whilst the Bombardier was a legitimate inaugural excursion it could be argued that the new Boeing was just a stretch of an existing aircraft, which it is, but Seattle would argue that it is a game changer and, unlike its smaller sibling, is on time and on budget.

The long awaited inaugural foray of the Bombardier CSeries took place last Monday (16 September) from the Canadian manufacturer's Mirabel, Montreal facility, a 2hrs 20mins flight mission.

“In many ways we didn’t learn anything new, although we validated a few things we already did know”, said Chuck Ellis, the lead test pilot for the flight, during a press conference afterwards. (see below for a CSeries summary)

Wearing the latest Boeing livery, the newest member of the 787 family completed a 5hrs 16mins flight the next day taking off from Paine Field, Seattle. 

The 787-9 offers a fuselage stretch by 20ft (6m) over the 787-8, carrying 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555kl).  Air New Zealand will become the first operator in the middle of 2014.  To date 83 Boeing 787s have been delivered. www.boeing.com/commercial  www.bombardier.com

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.


www.btnews.co.uk