Bombardier C Series Aircraft Completes First Commercial Flight into London City Airport
BOMBARDIER COMMERCIAL Aircraft celebrated another important milestone for the C Series aircraft programme with the first revenue flight into London City Airport, a Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) CS100 jetliner from Zurich.
“We are proud to see the C Series aircraft in SWISS livery landing at London City Airport for the first time. This new milestone continues the momentum propelling the C Series aircraft programme,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CS100 aircraft has the perfect combination of steep approach and short field capability as well as longer range. These attributes provide airlines with the opportunity to reach new markets from London City Airport and other challenging airports around the globe, generating an increased level of interest in the C Series programme.”
“One of the key aspects of the C Series aircraft is the fact that it is designed for operations at challenging city-centre airports. Thanks to leading- edge innovation, the C Series is by far the most community and environmentallyfriendly aircraft with a very low-noise and low-emission footprint. It also happens to be a more economical and passenger-friendly option than other aircraft in its class,” said Rob
Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Programme, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
As of now, SWISS will operate regularly to London City Airport from its main hub in Zurich with a CS100 and from Geneva as of summer 2018.
The C Series is now the largest passenger aircraft certified to operate from the London City Airport with the longest range. A single- class CS100 aircraft can also fly 2,200 nm (4,074 km) from London City. The CS100 jetliner is the only commercial aircraft that can fly London City-New York non-stop, in an all-business class configuration.
The C Series aircraft is manufactured by the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft segment of Bombardier Inc.