3 APRIL 2017

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 3 APRIL 2017

London City New York non-stop

A landmark non-stop transatlantic flight from London City Airport (LCY) to New York JFK was successfully completed last week by a Bombardier CS100 in a significant advance in the aircraft’s development programme.

 Carrying a representative payload, the intercontinental operation followed a series of flights to demonstrate the CS100’s capabilities for operations to and from LCY, including steep approach landing and short runway performance. 

Bombardier vice-president Rob Dewar said: “The C Series is the only commercial aircraft designed specifically for operations at LCY and the aircraft smoothly performed all eight take-offs and landings during a two-day period, as planned.”

SWISS is expected to be the first airline to offer service with the C Series to and from LCY later this year. Bombardier says a transatlantic CS100 would be configured with about 40 modular flat bed seats. 

The flight to JFK took just over 7hr with something less than 2hr fuel remaining. British Airways' current service via Shannon has a 9hr 25min scheduled time and 7hr 25min for the return non-stop. At Heathrow, carriers advertise around 7hr 40min going west and 6hr 50 in the other direction. British Airways' London City fares are common-rated with Heathrow.

London City to New York is 3,466 miles. Moscow is about 2,500 miles and Doha 3,260. 

www.bombardier.com     www.londoncityairport.com

www.swiss.com     www.cityjet.com

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk