22 JUNE 2015
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Straight from the Paris Airshow Bombardier positioned the CS300 to Belfast City Airport and the CS100 to Zurich. The Bombardier Belfast plant facilitates research, design, manufacture and assembly of the CSeries aircraft wings, including a purpose-built 600,000sq ft facility, whilst Zurich is the home of SWISS, the lead customer.
“We’re delighted to welcome the CS300 airliner to Belfast on its maiden UK flight. It’s the first opportunity for all our employees to view the product on display and in flight. They can see, at close range, how their innovation, expertise and dedication are shaping the success of the C Series aircraft programme. We’re proud also to present the aircraft to our government and business partners, who are all playing an important role in the programme’s contribution to the Northern Ireland and wider UK economies,” said Michael Ryan, Vice-President and General Manager, Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services, Belfast.
SWISS is both launch customer and first operator of the Bombardier CSeries, and expects to receive its first deliveries of the new twinjets in mid-2016. SWISS has ordered 30 CSeries aircraft in total. Ten of these will be CS100s, and 10 will be the larger CS300. http://news.commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/c-series
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