Posted on: 11 July 2016 by Mark Howells
The larger member of the Bombardier C Series family – the CS300 – has received Type Certification from Transport Canada.
Delivery of the first CS300 is scheduled to take place in the fourth quarter of this year to airBaltic. The airline has 20 firm orders for the aircraft.
Rob Dewar (pictured), vice-president, C Series aircraft programme, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said at the show that he expects EASA certification within the next 30-40 days. This is required for the aircraft to be delivered to airBaltic.
“The CS300 aircraft certification process was very straightforward because of the over-99% commonality with the CS100 model,” Dewar added. “The C Series flight test programme covered more than 5,000 hours and most of the data obtained covered both models. We are delighted that operators will be getting C Series aircraft that have exceeded expectations, in particular on airfield performance.”
The C Series delivery schedule will see 15 aircraft being delivered by the end of this year, Dewar reported. Swiss will receive nine CS100s and airBaltic will take delivery of six CS300s.
Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/laranews.net