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CS100 receives certification

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posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:55 AM
The Bombardier CS100 has received certification from the Canadian Transport Ministry. Swiss International Airlines will receive the first production aircraft and begin service with it in the first half of 2016. It's the first all new single aisle, larger than a regional jet to be certified in 30 years. Bombardier expects certification for the CS300 within six months.

Bombardier recently received a $1B commitment from the government in Quebec in a joint venture to manage the program. Bombardier has run into problems since the program started. The process took over two years, and included a grounding related to engine and other problems.

Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced the Bombardier CSeries CS100 has received type certification in a 18 December ceremony at Bombardier’s assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec.

Hailing certification after a 27-month flight test campaign as a “historic moment” for the Canadian aerospace industry, Garneau praised the CS100’s achievement.

“As Minister of Transport, my top priority is safe and clean transportation, and this new aircraft embodies this element,” he says.

The aircraft level certification follows nearly three years after Transport Canada awarded a type certificate for the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G, the geared turbofan engine powering the twin-jet.

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