|airBaltic CS300. Photo: Bombardier
[Avionics Magazine 10-10-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Type Validation to Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s C Series CS300 aircraft. The validation is a requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe and a precursor to first delivery to CS300 launch operator, airBaltic of Latvia. Bombardier’s first CS300 aircraft delivery to airBaltic is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. EASA’s validation follows the CS300 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada in July 2016.
Bombardier’s smaller CS100 airliner, which was awarded Type Certification by Transport Canada in December 2015, and Type Validations by both EASA and the FAA in June 2016, successfully entered service with launch operator SWISS in July 2016.