Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100s, becoming the US launch customer for the aircraft in a deal that is highly significant for the Canadian-made narrowbody. The order immediately makes Atlanta-based Delta the world’s largest CSeries customer.
Behind the public debate over the future of Bombardier and government support for its CSeries airliner, the company is hard at work ramping up production and preparing the all-new narrowbody for entry into service.
Armed with Transport Canada certification of the initial CSeries variant, the CS100, Bombardier is continuing flight testing to certify optional capabilities and build the aircraft’s maturity ahead of its entry into service with Swiss International Air Lines in the second quarter of 2016.
FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded.
The Quebec government will make a $1 billion cash investment in Bombardier that will allow the Montreal manufacturer to take its new CSeries aircraft through certification to full production, Bombardier announced Thursday.
Airbus COO, customers, John Leahy is not concerned about considerations that Boeing reportedly is giving to stretch the 737 MAX further using higher-thrust CFM International LEAP-1A engines that have been developed for the Airbus A320neo....More