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Bombardier says CSeries exceeding performance targets

Bombardier's new CSeries narrow-body jet is outperforming expectations for fuel efficiency and performance, the Canadian manufacturer said on Sunday, as it tries to boost sales of the plane.


June 15, 2015
By Reuters

Bombardier said flight test results showed the plane was exceeding initial targets for fuel burn, payload, range and airfield performance. The jet can fly a maximum range of up to 3,300 nautical miles, 350 nautical miles further than originally anticipated.

In terms of fuel burn, it is delivering a 20 percent advantage compared with existing aircraft and offers a 10 percent benefit against new engine aircraft, Bombardier Commercial President Fred Cromer told journalists at an event ahead of the Paris Airshow, which begins on Monday. | READ MORE