The fifth and final test vehicle for the initial CS100 version of Bombardier’s CSeries airliner has begun flying, but additional aircraft will be used in the test program in a bid to meet the target of certification toward the end of the year. Aircraft FTV5, the first CSeries fitted with a finished cabin interior, made its first flight from Mirabel, near Montreal, on March 18. A second flight followed March 19. The aircraft is being used to test passenger-related systems. CSeries ...

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