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.
The lack of air connectivity among the islands of the Caribbean remains one of the tallest barriers to unlocking the full potential of the region’s tourism market, the head of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily....More
Passenger traffic in Latin America is expected to grow between 5%-10% per year over the next 10 years, but this growth could be hampered by lack of government investment in infrastructure, air traffic control systems and airports, industry leaders said at the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit....More
IATA’s incoming chief pledged to continue driving forward key global airline initiatives and to be a “tireless advocate” for the industry in remarks after he was officially confirmed as the association’s next director general and CEO....More