Davos, Switzerland – the president and CEO of Bombardier, Pierre Beaudoin, a hope that the CSeries aircraft will fly in June, ensuring that the multinational Quebec draws lessons from the difficulties faced by Boeing with its 787 Dreamliner.
Wednesday, during an interview with La Presse Canadian in Davos, Switzerland, where he attended the World Economic Forum, Mr. Beaudoin said that the Assembly of the first test the CSeries aircraft was “very advanced.” In fact, the wings were attached to the fuselage of the aircraft and machinists are preparing to install the landing gear.
The Assembly of two other aircraft tests also started another positive sign. Leader is himself went to see the progress of the work, a few days ago in the new facilities of Mirabel built specially for the CSeries.
However, Pierre Beaudoin is the first to acknowledge that the development of a new aircraft is “extremely complex” and that his main concern at the moment is not the level of the orders, but the achievement of the deadline of the end of June.
Earlier this month, US authorities have grounded 787 Boeing Dreamliner aircraft after the incident involving the two lithium-ion batteries. However, Bombardier chose batteries of the previous generation for the CSeries.
The Dreamliner composite structure has also caused much headache to Boeing. Several elements of the CSeries, with the rear fuselage are made of composites, but Mr. Beaudoin argues that Bombardier is trial and error by Boeing, including through suppliers, who often have customers all aircraft manufacturers.
It should be noted that Bombardier was first to make the first flight of the CSeries aircraft before the end of 2012. However, various problems forced Airbus to push the six-month event. Bombardier had notably to bring in-house the production of some components which had been entrusted to a Chinese supplier.
The CS100, 110 seats of the CSeries aircraft should enter service in June 2014, six months before the CS300 which will carry 130 passengers.
Boeing 787: the battery has not been overloaded
Tokyo – The battery lithium-ion that overheated on a Boeing 787 of the carrier All Nippon Airways earlier this month it suffered a sudden drop in voltage, but was not overloaded as previously believed, said Wednesday of the Japanese investigators. The president of the Japanese Committee on security in transport, Norihiro Goto, told journalists that the aircraft’s flight data recorder shows that the main battery – supplying many of the electrical systems – did not exceed its maximum voltage. Mr. Goto specified that the maximum voltage for the battery was 31 volts, while the limit is 32 Volt. Also, however, the data show a fall suddenly and inexplicably the battery voltage. American investigators had also found have detected no signs of overloading of the battery that caught fire aboard a 787 of Japan Airlines which was on the ground at the airport, Logan in Boston, earlier this month. The 50 787 currently in-service aircraft remain nailed to the ground. Associated Press