Posted on: 13 October 2016 by Mark Howells
The entry into service of the Bombardier C Series is helping to bring a “great deal of success in 2016”, according to the company’s vice-president of sales for Europe, Russia and CIS, Ryan DeBrusk.
“We have 161 firm orders to date this year. Also the markets are starting to turn around in Europe, which is important not only as the centre of the C Series entry into service, but also as a region with more than 660 Bombardier aircraft in service or on order,” DeBrusk added. “The team is redefining our place in the market.”
Providing an update on the C Series programme, DeBrusk reported that Swiss has two CS100s which at the time of writing had performed 450 flights, accruing 800 flight hours and carrying around 64,000 passengers to nine destinations. “And on the CS300, six airBaltic pilots have now completed their initial type rating course,” he added.
Steep approaches of the CS100 for London City Airport are on track, with validation flights set to be performed “in the coming weeks” with the aim of certification in early 2017.
Bernie Baldwin, editor, LARA