Bombardier's first CSeries airliner took off for up to a 2.5 hour first flight from Montreal-Mirabel airport just before 10:00 a.m. local time Monday, Sept. 16. During the flight the first flight-test aircraft, FTV1, is expected to cycle the landing gear and flaps and check the maneuverability of the fly-by-wire aircraft, CSeries program manager Rob Dewar said. Takeoff of the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared-turbofan-powered aircraft from runway 06 was extraordinarily quiet. A ...

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