Bom­bardier C Se­ries Air­craft Com­pletes First Com­mer­cial Flight into Lon­don City Air­port

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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.

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