The elements of Bombardier’s relaunch of the CSeries program are falling into place as the Canadian manufacturer prepares to deliver the first aircraft to launch customer Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) June 29.
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.
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