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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have granted stepped approach certifications to CS100 aircraft. The CS100 aircraft’s ability to operate at hard-to-reach airports such as London City (LCY) was validated by Bombardier’s intensive flight test program. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be the first airline to operate the C Series aircraft at LCY Airport.
“The aircraft’s steep approach certification process went well, as the C Series aircraft is the only commercial airplane designed specifically for maneuvering at hard-to-reach airports,” said Rob Dewar, -President, C Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The C Series aircraft has capabilities unmatched by other aircraft in its class – it will offer new opportunities for airlines wishing to be present at airports around the world that are difficult to access. The CS100 aircraft will also double the autonomy from the LCY airport, opening new routes for airlines and travelers. “
“The latest technology in the audio systems and the head-up display on the CS100 aircraft is used by the crew during the approach and landing phases of the flight,” added Francois Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer, Bombardier. “In order to be certified for LCY operations, we had to demonstrate that the aircraft was able to take a wider approach, take off and land on the short runway of the airport and meet local noise requirements. Our team was able to demonstrate as expected the CS100 aircraft’s capability as well as its maneuverability. The aircraft now joins the Q400 turboprop aircraft, as well as the Challenger 650 business jet, Global 5000 and Global 6000, which operate regularly at this airport, which is difficult to access. “
“The C Series aircraft is revolutionary for London City Airport, the only airport in central London, and it’s great news that one of the quietest and most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft in its class Has been approved by the authorities. Bombardier’s next-generation aircraft will unlock new routes for passengers traveling for business or leisure. These opportunities include non-stop services to the US East Coast, Russia, West Africa and the Middle East, “said Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport. “As a result of the airport’s planned expansion of $ 350 million,
A series of successful flight validations demonstrated the exceptional capabilities of the CS100 aircraft a few weeks ago at the LCY airport. The first non-stop transatlantic flight made by a commercial aircraft from LCY Airport confirmed the C Series’s superior track performance as well as its unmatched range from a short track.
The CS100 is the most efficient and cost-effective commercial aircraft. The C Series aircraft will allow airlines to offer direct intercontinental flights from LCY to North America and the Middle East and will also open several new routes in Europe, Russia and North Africa , Which were not feasible with older generation aircraft.
With the lowest noise and emissions levels among all commercial aircraft in its class, the C Series aircraft is ideal for urban operations and airports with noise limits. The CS100 aircraft has a much lower noise footprint than other commercial jets and provides a better environment for London residents because it is the quietest commercial aircraft currently in production.
C Series aircraft are manufactured by the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft of Bombardier Inc.
Bombardier is the world’s largest manufacturer of aircraft and trains. Looking to the future while pushing the boundaries of the present, Bombardier is moving global mobility by responding to the demand for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable means of transportation. Our global leadership position is due to our wide range of vehicles and services, and especially to our employees.
Bombardier’s head office is located in Montreal, Canada. Our equities (BBD) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and we are one of the companies that make up the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America. During the year ended December 31, 2016, we had sales of $ 16.3 billion.
Source: Bombardier Aerospace