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Video reveals Wichita’s role in CSeries airliner program

A video produced by Bombardier shows extensive testing in Wichita of its new CSeries CS100 airliner.
A video produced by Bombardier shows extensive testing in Wichita of its new CSeries CS100 airliner. Courtesy

Since I took on covering The Eagle’s aviation beat back in late December, I’ve been particularly intrigued with Bombardier’s much-delayed and costly CSeries airliner development program.

It’s not every day that a company develops a clean-sheet jetliner.

Admittedly I have had much to learn in these past 10 months. That includes the discovery nine months ago while at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport that one of Bombardier’s four CS100 test vehicles was actually in the Air Capital.

Since then I’ve been trying to learn more about the extent of CSeries testing at the Bombardier Flight Test Center on the Learjet campus.

Turns out it’s pretty extensive. I ran across this little gem of a video last night, which goes into good detail about the activity at the flight test center on the west side of Eisenhower Airport, including the fact that as many as three CS100 flight test vehicles have been tested here in Wichita.

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