Bombardier is celebrating Type Certification of its CS300 airliner by Transport Canada. The achievement was announced on day one of the Farnborough International Airshow.
The first CS300 for launch operator airBaltic is currently in production at Mirabel, Québec, and is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter.
“The CS300 aircraft certification process was very straightforward because of the over 99% 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,” Dewar added. “We can now confirm a range improvement in excess of 20% out of hot-and-high airports such as Denver, Mexico City or Lhasa.”
François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer and Head of Bombardier’s Design Approval Organization, added: “Obtaining the CS300 Type Certification is another validation of the sustained efforts deployed by Bombardier employees and our many valued suppliers. Their contributions have ensured that we have all-new, best-in-class aircraft that will serve operators well for many years to come.”
Certification follows the handover of the maiden CS100 to Swiss International Air Lines on June 29. The type will enter revenue service on Friday.