- September 16, 2013 Bombardier C Series First Flight
- September 17, 2013 the 787-9 may take flight at Paine field.
- September 18, 2013 Lufthansa Takes Flight with a Big Order.
If you haven't figured out by now I like cheese served with this blog. With Alps in the background and German routes at stake you can't wonder at the Lufthansa business intent. If Boeing solves the 787-8's "teething problems" , then its solved the -9 and -10's teething problems. If Airbus has not delivered the A-350 yet what "teething problems awaits it customers already on the Airbus order book? The only Boeing Jet in question is the 777-X program. That answer comes later this fall at the Arab Airplane summit/Air Show. Lufthansa is about to make heads turn either way, with Boeing and Airbus on the 18th.
On Tuesday, the 17th, the 787-9 takes flight with all the teething problems gifted to the -8. It will fly when everything is ready, including the weather. Tuesday is the optimal date for program readiness, but we'll see if everything cooperates for first flight.
Finally, a mention for Bombardier, I like its ATV,rode 'em wild and have flown on its regional jets without mishap. The C series is on for Monday not to upstage Tuesday or Wednesday. I hope all goes well for the C-series. Bombardier is North America's answer to Brazilian Aviation interest.