Transport Canada Type Certification has been accorded to Bombardier’s CS100 jetliner, following the completion of a comprehensive and rigorous testing program. The grant of the Type Certificate for the CS 100 paves the way for the delivery and entry into service of the CS100 aircraft with SWISS in Q2 2016.
“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,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, adding, “the C Series 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.”
The larger CS300 variant is on track to receive its Type Certificate by June 2016, says Bombardier. Swiss International Air Lines will be the first airline to take delivery of the C Series, in the second quarter of 2016. Bombardier has received firm orders for 243 C Series jetliners. The airframer will seek the attract additional customers as the CS100 moves towards entry into service with SWISS.