Bombardier CS100 aircraft performing validation tests at London City Airport. Photo: Bombardier.
A Bombardier C Series aircraft featuring a representative payload completed a non-stop flight from London City Airport (LCY) to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York City. The direct intercontinental flight followed a series of successful flights to demonstrate the CS100 aircraft’s exceptional capabilities for operations to and from LCY, including steep approach landing and short runway performance.
Transport Canada and EASA certifications for steep approach operations with the CS100 aircraft is expected in the second quarter of 2017. Bombardier has extensive experience operating at LCY Airport with various aircraft type.
SWISS is expected to be the first airline to offer service with the C Series to and from LCY later this year.