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Bombardier's CSeries jets set to soar

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Published: 8 Mar 2013

Long-awaited planes will take maiden flight in June

With loud music and a glitzy light show, Bombardier Inc. unveiled the long-awaited CSeries test airplane on Thursday, promising its maiden flight will take place by the end of June. (…) McGill University business professor Karl Moore believes the fuel efficiency of the CSeries gives Bombardier an advantage, with airlines wanting to introduce longer routes that don't have high passenger demand. "It seems to get into the sweet spot of where a lot of travellers want to be," he said, referring to non-stop flights that avoid hub airports. "If you have ever gone through New York, Chicago or even Toronto - it's quite irritating to go through hubs, missing connections," Moore said. 

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