January 1, 2015

Bombardier C Series program starts ramp-up to full production

SWISS pilots begin C Series aircraft flight training.

January 20, 2016 | Manufacturing Group

Montréal – Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s C Series aircraft program has begun the ramp-up to full production. The final assembly facility is fully equipped and production is progressing according to plan with aircraft in various stages of the build sequence, according to the company. Additionally, Bombardier also confirmed that the CS100 aircraft that is scheduled to be delivered to first operator SWISS International Air Lines (SWISS) and enter service in Q2 2016 is structurally complete.

SWISS’ flight crews have kicked off their CS100 aircraft flight training in Mirabel, Québec, where they will undergo intensive training to prepare for the route-proving flights they will operate alongside Bombardier’s flight crew when the CS100 route-proving aircraft flies to Europe in the coming weeks. This follows the completion of the North American route-proving program that included more than 35 cities. During the program, the CS100 aircraft conducted flights using typical airline flight routings and operational procedures.

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