More than a year ago we informed about Bombardier plans to develop a new jetliner which would compete against Airbus A320 and Boeing 737: The CSeries.
It is not just an unfinished project now. The CS100 has completed its first flight test last Monday in Canada, taking-off from Mirabel Airport.
The best thing we can say about an airplane is it flew just like we expected: Chuck Ellis (Bombardier Chief Test Pilot).
According to CBC, the first aircraft of the CSeries will be delivered in about 12 months from today. Swiss Air and Air Canada are expected to be among the first users of this new narrow-body jetliner.
The Financial Post called the CSeries “the most important jet in Canadian civil aviation” and also reported a raise of approximately $500 million in the project’s costs.
CSeries models are expected to burn 20% less fuel than its competitors and will mix reduced emissions and reduced noise with enhanced passenger comfort, according to manufacturer.
September 17th, 2013.