Bombardier delays CS300 first flight due to weather conditions

Bombardier CS300 during a high speed test (© Bombardier Aerospace)
Bombardier CS300 during a high speed test (© Bombardier Aerospace)

Due to weather conditions in Mirabel, Québec, the first flight of the CS300 flight test vehicle will not take place on February 26, 2015, Bombardier Aerospace told today. The company expects it will take place very soon.

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.

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

“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 CSeries aircraft 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,” said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.