Bjorn’s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 37. First flight test prototype

November 3, 2023, ©. Leeham News: We are discussing the different design phases of an airliner development program. After covering Conceptual, Preliminary, and Detailed design, we now discuss prototype manufacturing and testing, Figure 1. Today, we look at… Read More

Preparing to fly the CSeries

By Bjorn Fehrm November 03, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We were invited to Bombardier (BBD) in Montreal last week for a series of special events. The visit had three purposes: attend the roll out of airBaltic’s CS300 (reported here),… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Flight tests

19 February 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Last week I described how Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MAC) issued a press release on Christmas day communicating MAC would be doing structural reinforcements on their test airframes before continuing flight testing. MAC… Read More