Almost three years after its first test flight, the Bombardier CS100 will soon enter service. With its civil certification received on 15 June, the Canadian single-aisle will be delivered at the end this month, June, to Swiss (Swiss International Air Lines), during a ceremony in Mirabel, near Montreal, Canada.
The cabin of the aircraft is equipped with 125, 19-inch (48 cm) wide seats, in a 3-2 seating layout. It is equipped with large luggage lockers, and the biggest windows on the single-aisle market. The maximum operating range of the CS100 is a little over 3,700 miles (6,000 km), or 2,250 miles (3,600 km) with a full load. Its cruise speed is 540 mph (870 km/h). With its Pratt & Whitney engines, according to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, the CS100 consumes 10% fuel less than the A320neo or the 737 max.
The first CS100 of the Swiss airline will enter service on July 15 between Zurich and Paris. It will then serve other cities such as Budapest, Prague and Manchester. As for the CS300, the CS100 stretched version, will enter service at the end of the year, with the Latvian airline, airBaltic, as the launch customer.