The larger version of Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft, the CS300, reached an altitude of 41,000 ft. (12,500 m.) and a speed of 255 knots (470 km/h) during its first flight. The CS300 flight test vehicle (FTV) followed four CS100 FTVs—which have totaled more than 1,000 flight hours—in the CSeries flight test program with a Feb. 27 maiden flight from Mirabel, Québec. The flight lasted just under five hours. Andris Litavniks, the captain on the first CS300 flight, said ...

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