31 AUGUST 2015


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Article from BTNews 31 AUGUST 2015

CSeries update

London City Airport awaits the first test arrival of a Bombardier CSeries aircraft with great expectations.  The aircraft is seen as the future for the airport with New York, Moscow and the Gulf States as potential non-stop destinations.

Bombardier has announced development aircraft have performed over 80% of the required certification tests with more than 2,250 flight test hours to date.

"The summer months are proving very productive for the C Series aircraft as the flight test programme continues to make solid progress – even setting a record with six test aircraft flying on the same day, logging in excess of a combined 20 hours," said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.  "Passengers also flew onboard the CS100 for the first time as part of the cabin testing programme and their feedback was very complimentary.  The C Series continues to impress and is on track to achieving certification later this year and we continue to work with first operator SWISS as it readies for entry-into-service in the first half of 2016."

The manufacturer confirmed that the C Series aircraft's maximum range is up to 3,300nm (6,112km), some 350nm (648km) more than originally targeted with 20% fuel burn advantage compared to in-production aircraft.  http://news.commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/c-series

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