According to the Montreal Gazette, it’s pretty darn unlikely that the first flight is going to happen, and company officials have even begun to lower expectations regarding the plane's first trip to 35,000-feet. What's even more unlikely than just a test flight is the goal of having the first plane delivered at some point in 2013. For now it sounds like a three- to six-month delay is somewhat realistic, and apparently should kind of be expected.
Bombardier is Just Like Airbus and Boeing, At Least When It Comes to Airplane Delays
By now, you’re probably very familiar with the Boeing 787 along with its delays, and you’ve also heard about how things aren’t exactly going full speed ahead for Airbus and their A350. However, there’s another new airplane that still working its way off the drawing board, and it too is facing similar slow downs.
Bombardier is trying their best to get things up in the air when it comes to their latest airplane, but everything isn't quite going exactly to plan. The Bombardier CSeries is scheduled to come in a couple different flavors with the CS100 holding around 110 passengers and the CS300 carrying roughly 130 passengers. Initially the first flights were scheduled for the second half of 2012, but even after Bombardier confirmed things were on schedule for this December—we’re not so sure.