Posted on: 01 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Braathens Leasing Limited, a member of Braathens Aviation of Sweden, has placed a firm order for five Bombardier CS100 and five CS300 (with options for 10 more of the family), with the aircraft in this order to be flown by Braathens Aviation member Malmo Aviation from its base at Stockholm-Bromma city airport.
Malmo Aviation currently operates 12 Avro RJ100s and intends to renew its fleet and explore new business opportunities with its CSeries aircraft starting in 2014.
"The performance and environmental features of Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft will not only strengthen our position as the leading operator at Stockholm-Bromma, but will allow us to expand our business throughout the region," remarked Geir Stormorken, chairman, Braathens Aviation.
"Bromma, being a city airport, has very strict noise regulations, as well as a short runway," explained Knut Solberg, chief executive officer, Braathens Aviation. "We have been very focused on noise, emissions, fuel consumption and runway performance in our decision for a new aircraft type. With the CSeries aircraft, we found exactly what we were looking for. The aircraft promise excellent runway performance, noise levels which are less than half those of any similarly-sized aircraft currently in production, as well as unsurpassed environmental credentials. We think that the CSeries family of aircraft is a ‘game-changer’ in the context of the environment and performance, and we are very excited about introducing [them] to our passengers."
"With its order for CSeries aircraft, Braathens Aviation continues to illustrate its deep commitment to its customers and to the community in which it operates," noted Gary Scott, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
The CS100 aircraft is scheduled to enter revenue service in 2013, followed by the CS300 aircraft in 2014. This deal increases the firm orders for the CSeries family of aircraft to 100, including 38 CS100 and 62 CS300 aircraft, and raises the number of CSeries aircraft customers to four – Republic Airways, Lufthansa Group and Lease Corporation International Group being the others.