Bombardier has been awarded Type Validation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its CS 100 single-aisle jetliner, following a comprehensive testing program.
“In the same week that our C Series aircraft surpassed 5,000 flight hours and the first SWISS aircraft readies for its first flight, we are celebrating another very proud moment with the receipt of the CS100 aircraft EASA and FAA Type Validations. I congratulate our teams for all their hard work in delivering these latest significant accomplishments,” said Robert Dewar, Vice President, C Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
EASA validation now paves the way for delivery of the first CS100 aircraft to launch operator Swiss International Air Lines (“SWISS”) at the end of this month and the aircraft’s entry-into-service in July 2016.
The EASA and FAA validations follow the CS100 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada in December 2015.