Bombardier CS100 cleared for take-off at London City
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER BOMBARDIER’S CS100 jet has been granted “steep approval certification” from Transport Canada and the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), clearing it for use at London City airport (LCY).
In March, the CS100 undertook a number of test flights at LCY, culminating in the aircraft flying nonstop to New York (albeit with a reduced weight). London City chief executive Declan Collier said: “It’s fantastic news that one of the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class has been granted regulatory approval. It provides opportunities for nonstop services to destinations including the US East Coast, Russia, West Africa and the Middle East.”
Swiss is the only European operator of the CS100, offering 125 seats in a two-class layout configured 2-3.