Bombardier announced at the Farnborough Air Show that its CSeries CS300 aircraft has now been certified, paving the way for deliveries to launch customer airBaltic later this year.
With SWISS due to commence commercial flights with the smaller CS100 this week, the CS300 is the next step in the regional jet’s story.
“The CS300 aircraft certification process was very straightforward because of the over 99 per cent commonality with the CS100 model,” said Robert Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The
C Series flight test program 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,” Mr. Dewar added. “We can now confirm a range improvement in excess of 20 per cent out of hot-and-high airports such as Denver, Mexico City or Lhasa.”
“Obtaining the CS300 Type Certification is another validation of the sustained efforts deployed by Bombardier employees and our many valued suppliers,” said François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer and Head of Bombardier’s Design Approval Organization. “Their contributions have ensured that we have all-new, best-in-class aircraft that will serve operators well for many years to come.”