Bombardier’s CS100 airliner has been awarded European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Validation following a comprehensive testing program. The EASA and FAA awards follow Transport Canada’s Type Certification last December.
Validation from EASA enables Bombardier to deliver the first aircraft to launch operator Swiss International Air Lines at the end of the month. The CS100 is due to enter service with the carrier in mid-July.
Robert Dewar, Vice President, C Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said: “In the same week that our C Series aircraft surpassed 5,000 flight hours and the first SWISS aircraft readies for its first flight, we are celebrating another very proud moment with the receipt of the CS100 aircraft EASA and FAA Type Validations. I congratulate our teams for all their hard work in delivering these latest significant accomplishments.
“As we move quickly towards the delivery of the first CS100 aircraft to SWISS, we are gratified that several aviation leaders are confirming what we have been saying all along — the C Series aircraft will open up new opportunities for operators, while delivering unrivalled economic advantages, performance, and environmental credentials.”
François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer and Head of Bombardier’s Design Approval Organization, added: “Obtaining the CS100 aircraft Type Validations from EASA and the FAA marks one of the final chapters in our very successful test program. Achieving these latest milestones is a direct result of the quality of the work by our highly skilled employees who were involved in the program as well as from the solid collaboration we established with our suppliers.”