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A mechanic works on a Bombardier aircraft in Montreal on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Bombardier's new CSeries aircraft is on schedule to make its maiden flight by year-end, the Quebec-based plane and train maker said Tuesday.

Life-size Wooden Model of CSeries Jet Helps Bombardier Workers Troubleshoot

Bombardier’s new CSeries may be a sophisticated new plane, but the manufacturer has built a wooden life-size model to help identify bugs that could lead to costly delays. For four months, Bombardier has been using the model to give workers a hands-on feel to identify any problems. “It’s basically a confirmation process,” Francois Minville, vice-president […]

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Former B-25 bomber pilot Art Kimber holds a photo of himself from his Army Air Corps days before taking a flight on the Aluminum Overcast B-17 in Hayward, Calif. Monday, May 7, 2012. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff)

Flying Fortress Makes Annual Stop in East Bay

Before this week, the last time Art Kimber clambered out of a B-17 Flying Fortress, it was 1945 and he was a 20-year-old being ferried home to Fremont from the European Theater after V-E Day. A B-25 pilot, Kimber and his crew had specialized in blowing up bridges on the mountainous border between Italy and […]

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