|Bombardier’s CS100 has completed certification activities. Photo: Bombardier|
[Avionics Today 11-18-2015] Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s CS100 aircraft has completed its certification flight testing, subject to Transport Canada’s final review and acceptance. Concurrently, Bombardier is finalizing the submission of the remaining Type Certificate documentation for Transport Canada approval.
“We have already started to see increased excitement and interest in many communities as our all-new C Series aircraft — the first new aircraft produced for the 100- to 150-seat segment in the last three decades — prepares to enter service with SWISS in the first half of 2016,” said Rob Dewar, vice president of the C Series Aircraft Program at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
The aircraft is currently taking part in route-proving flights, which are being conducted using typical airline flight routings and operational procedures. The flights are scheduled to include approximately 15 city pairs in Canada and 20 in the United States, before moving on to Europe.