[Avionics Today 12-21-2015] Bombardier's CS100 has received its Transport Canada Type Certification following the completion of 3,000 flight testing hours. Obtaining the Type Certificate for the CS100 aircraft paves the way for the delivery and entry into service of the CS100 aircraft with first operator Swiss in the second quarter of 2016.
Bombardier CS100 Cseries aircraft. Photo: Patrick Cardinal.
“Bringing to market the only new family of aircraft developed for the 100- to 150- seat market segment in close to 30 years is a standout accomplishment — the C Series aircraft is now well on its way to opening up new opportunities for operators, while delivering unrivaled economic advantages, performance, and environmental credentials. It’s the new reality for the single-aisle market," said Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Bombardier’s CS300 aircraft, the larger model, is on track to obtain its Type Certificate within the next six months as planned. Bombardier will continue to work with Transport Canada to validate the CS100 aircraft’s training syllabus.