Bombardier’s C Series makes Dubai Airshow debut: Air Baltic CS300 launch operator
Canadian plane maker Bombardier said on Sunday it has nearly completed flight testing of its new CS100 regional jet, which makes its debut at the Dubai Airshow this week ahead of its planned entry into service next year.
Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, told reporters the company’s C Series program was doing well, and was seeing demand from customers in the Gulf region. Certification of the new CS100, whose FTK-5 test model flew to Dubai last week, is due by the end of the year.
Completion of the flight test program and the plane’s certification are essential for Bombardier to drum up additional orders for the new jet. The company has said it expects to have sold 300 jets before the plane enters into service in the first half of 2016. | READ MORE