MIAMI — After obtaining the approval from U.S. and European aviation authorities for the CS100, Bombardier has confirmed today that the delivery of the aircraft to launch operator SWISS has been scheduled for next Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
The CSeries program has been in the spotlight during these last two weeks. Besides obtaning the Type certifications from both the EASA and FAA last June 16, the flight test campaign reached the 5,000 hour mark.
“Obtaining the CS100 aircraft Type Validations from EASA and the FAA marks one of the final chapters in our very successful test program,” said François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer and Head of Bombardier’s Design Approval Organization.
Besides these milestones, Bombardier and the Government of Québec entered today into a definitive US$1 billion partnership agreement, named the CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), previously announced last October.
Buoyed by a sale of 75 CSeries planes to Delta Air Lines last April, Bombardier is now pushing to add other customers to its order book. According to Dewar, Bombardier is “gratified that several aviation leaders are confirming what we have been saying all along — the CSeries aircraft will open up new opportunities for operators, while delivering unrivalled economic advantages, performance, and environmental credentials.”
Don´t miss our coverage on July 15, when we will be taking you on the first SWISS CSeries’ inaugural flight, flying from Zurich to Paris CDG.