in Aerospace

Bombardier delivers first CS300 to SWISS

Posted 31 May 2017 · Add Comment

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of its first CS300 aircraft.



When the aircraft enters commercial service in a few days, SWISS will become the first airline to operate both C Series aircraft models.
SWISS will dedicate this new aircraft to the French-speaking part of Western Switzerland as the airline will operate this CS300 aircraft from Geneva.

“We are very proud to deliver SWISS’s first CS300 aircraft today. SWISS is known for its leading-edge technical and operational excellence and has been a wonderful partner for the C Series aircraft program. The SWISS family has been part of the C Series journey from the beginning and we thank the airline for its continuous support,” said Fred Cromer, President of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This new delivery is a demonstration of Bombardier’s commitment to deliver revolutionary and high-performing aircraft and help connecting communities with the best flying experience in the world!”

“The C Series aircraft program continues getting strong momentum with its successful entry into service with SWISS and today, the launch airline becomes the first one to take delivery of both the CS100 and the CS300 models,” said Rob Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The C Series airliners demonstrate robust in-service performance to date and we are confident that SWISS will also benefit from a smooth entry-into-service with the CS300 aircraft.”

“We are delighted that, having successfully integrated the first Bombardier CS100s into our fleet from mid-2016 onwards, we can now welcome our first CS300,” says Thomas Klühr, SWISS’s Chief Executive Officer. “With its 20 additional seats, this second model in the C Series family ideally complements our current aircraft fleet, and gives us an optimal equipment mix for our European short- and medium-haul services. Our first CS300 will be initially stationed in Geneva, where its superior comfort credentials will be excellently suited to this premium travel market,” Klühr continues. “In fact, our entire Geneva-based fleet will soon consist solely of Bombardier C Series aircraft.”

SWISS’ first CS300 aircraft is scheduled to enter service on June 1st, 2017 with its maiden commercial flight taking passengers from Geneva to Heathrow. SWISS will take delivery of a total of 30 CS100 and CS300 aircraft.

Twelve C Series aircraft have been delivered by Bombardier so far, nine of which have been delivered to SWISS. Three CS300 aircraft are currently in operations with airBaltic.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

ADS encourages partnership with industry to enhance national security

ADS, the UK trade organisation representing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors - with over 1,000 member businesses - said today that the Government should work more collaboratively with industry to deliver

Declan Collier joins aviation leaders to debate industry challenges

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier will be one of the keynote speakers at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva (3-4 October), where industry issues such as protectionism, sustainability and modernisation will be

Kuehne + Nagel awarded ERS Gold Award by MoD

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Kuehne + Nagel with the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award, the highest possible badge of honour for organisations demonstrating support to Armed Forces Personnel.

USW launches aviation engineering education at Dubai South

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE's new Dubai South development.

General Dynamics delivers two AJAX platforms for GAT

In a major milestone for the AJAX programme, General Dynamics Land Systems–UK has presented vehicles to Government Acceptance Testing (GAT) for assurance testing prior to delivery to the British Army.

Aviation industry heads to Barcelona for World Routes

Barcelona will be the centre of global aviation when the annual World Routes forum (23-26 September) opens in the city this weekend.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
SMI AirMissBT0305251017Aviation Africa BT18418SMI12DE BT203280917SMIUAV BT1005280917Advanced Engineering BT1007021117SMI MilSat BT2907101117SMI FAV BT1007161117