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Wing repaired and engines modified, the first CSeries airliner returned to flight on November 6 and two days later was ferried to Bombardier’s test center in Wichita, joining two other aircraft.
But while flight testing is finally gathering momentum after delays, the Canadian manufacturer says it will not ramp up the production line until mid-2015 at the earliest.
FTV1 is the third CSeries to return to flight after the fleet was grounded on May 29 following the uncontained failure of a Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofan during ground testing.