Bombardier CS300 awarded type certification by Transport Canada, first delivery in 4Q2016
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced (11-Jul-2016) the CS300 aircraft has been awarded type certification by Transport Canada. Delivery of the first CS300 airliner to airBaltic is scheduled for 4Q2016. The aircraft is currently in production at the C Series production facility in Mirabel, Québec. The approval follows the CS100 aircraft type certification awarded by Transport Canada and validations for the model by EASA and the US FAA. The CS100 aircraft will enter revenue service with Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) on 15-Jul-2016. [more - original PR]
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft: "The CS300 aircraft certification process was very straightforward because of the over 99 per cent commonality with the CS100 model. The C Series flight test program covered more than 5,000 hours and most of the data obtained covered both models," Robert Dewar, VP C Series aircraft programme. Source: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, 11-Jul-2016.