Montréal, Canada – Bombardier delivered the sixth CS100 aircraft, the smaller variant C Series platform, to airline SWISS on March 8, 2017. Bombardier has now delivered a total of eight C Series aircraft; six CS100 to SWISS and two CS300 to airBaltic.
“We are very proud to have delivered another C Series to Swiss today and to continue building on the strong momentum generated by the successful entry into service of the C Series aircraft in 2016,” said Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We continue to ramp up production on the C Series in 2017, and as per our plan, the cadence of deliveries will increase in the second half of the year.”
The C Series with both SWISS and airBaltic have now accumulated more than 5,500 flights.
“The C Series airliners have had very strong in-service performance to date,” said Rob Dewar, vice president, C Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The PW1500 powering the C Series is demonstrating strong operational performance and I am confident that the aircraft will continue exceeding customer and passenger expectations.”
The C Series aircraft, optimized for the 100- to 150-seat market segment, is manufactured by the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft segment of Bombardier Inc.
The CS100 and the CS300 aircraft have more than 99% parts commonality as well as same type rating. The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engine, combined with the aircraft’s advanced aerodynamics, offers reduced fuel burn, noise, and emissions.