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Bombardier CSeries lands, ends first flight

Bombardier employees and guests watch the CSeries aircraft taxi on the runway for its first test flight in Mirabel, Quebec, September 16, 20
Bombardier employees and guests watch the CSeries aircraft taxi on the runway for its first test flight in Mirabel, Quebec, September 16, 20

MIRABEL, Quebec (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc's new CSeries jetliner landed successfully Monday, ending the first flight in the company's$3.4 billion program to develop a new narrow-bodied plane.

The CSeries touched down at 12:23 p.m. EDT at an airfield beside Bombardier's factory, about 2-1/2 hours after taking off. With the new jet, the Montreal-based plane and train maker is attempting to break into the hyper-competitive larger aircraft segment currently dominated by Boeing Co and Airbus .

(Reporting by Solarina Ho; Editing by Alwyn Scott; and Peter Galloway)

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