Posted on: 18 December 2015 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s all-new CS100 has received its Transport Canada Type Certification following a comprehensive and rigorous testing programme, which included more than 3,000 flight test hours, the validation of thousands of test results and the authentication of extensive design and performance data.
Attaining certification paves the way for the delivery and entry into service of the CS100 aircraft with first operator Swiss in the second quarter of 2016.
"This is an historic moment for Bombardier. Years of dedicated efforts and collaboration culminate in a very proud moment for many as we celebrate the CS100 aircraft's Transport Canada Type Certification," remarked Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "Bringing to market the only new family of aircraft developed for the 100- to 150-seat market segment in close to 30 years is a standout accomplishment — the CSeries aircraft is now well on its way to opening up new opportunities for operators, while delivering unrivalled economic advantages, performance, and environmental credentials. It's the new reality for the single-aisle market."
"Our highly skilled flight test, ground test and engineering teams, along with our suppliers, have successfully designed, developed, tested and certified this best-in-class aircraft — introducing multiple new technologies resulting in the aircraft exceeding the performance targets [to which] we committed at programme launch," said François Caza, vice president, product development and chief engineer, Bombardier Inc. and head of Bombardier's Design Approval Organization. "I applaud our employees' innovation, dedication and engagement on achieving this key milestone. I am confident we will execute on our next commitments with the same diligence and excellence."
The larger CS300 model is on track to obtain its Type Certificate within the next six months as planned. Bombardier will continue to work with Transport Canada to validate the CS100 aircraft's training syllabus.
Rob Dewar, vice-president, CSeries aircraft programme, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, added, "While we shift this same focus and dedication towards ensuring a flawless entry-into-service alongside first operator Swiss, we also look forward to continuing demo flights to showcase this magnificent aircraft to airlines and other interested operators around the world."