Bombardier confirms first flight of CS300 Flight Test Vehicle scheduled for February 26

CS300 Flight Test Vehicle during high speed taxi run
  • CSeries aircraft program progressing well with more than 1,000 flight test hours achieved.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirmed today that, pending optimal weather conditions, the CS300 aircraft’s first flight is expected to occur on February 26, 2015. The first flight follows last week’s receipt of the Transport Canada flight permit that allowed the first CS300 flight test vehicle to join the flight test program and the successful high speed taxi runs conducted earlier this week.

Representatives of the media who wish to participate onsite at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility are invited to register by following this link: and clicking on the “Register” tab that appears in the menu. Access to the Mirabel site will be rigorously controlled. Only registered media representatives and specially invited guests will have access to the site.

Stakeholders are encouraged to follow the CS300 aircraft’s progress towards its maiden flight at and via our social media feeds on Twitter ( and Facebook (

“I’m thrilled to confirm the countdown to the CS300 aircraft’s first flight is officially on and as excitement builds, our teams are readying for yet another milestone in the development of the CSeries family of aircraft,” said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We look forward to a successful flight and invite everyone to follow us as we continue on our mission to deliver the only 100 per cent-new family of aircraft. The CS300 aircraft represents two-thirds of our CSeriesaircraft backlog and it offers the best seat-mile cost in its category, making it the most profitable solution for mid-sized markets with up to 150 passengers per flight, and ideal for a range of routes from short-haul to longer transcontinental markets.”

February 24, 2015 Montréal Aerospace,  Press Release


  1. CS300 Aircraft First Flight Update

    Due to weather conditions in Mirabel, Québec, the first flight of the CS300 flight test vehicle will not take place on February 26, 2015. We expect it will take place very soon. Bombardier thanks all stakeholders for their continued enthusiasm and invites everyone to stay tuned!

  2. Despite the very cold weather in Mirabel (-26°C), the first flight is confirmed for today, 27 February.


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