Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the CSeries aircraft flight deck and cabin demonstrators are on display at Hangar 3 (Augsburg Airways GmbH) at Munich Airport until September 24, 2012. Direct from a roadshow in Riga, Latvia where they were on display for newly announced CSeries aircraft customer, airBaltic, the demonstrators have travelled across Europe from the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 where close to 1,000 visitors experienced the aircraft’s interactive full-scale mock-up.
„This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome suppliers, media and of course our customers to experience first-hand the CSeries aircraft cabin and flight deck. The enthusiasm shown for this aircraft has been very impressive,” said Steven Aliment, Vice President, Sales – Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). „Many of our customers such as Lufthansa and airBaltic, as well as potential customers and their crews have previously visited the CSeries aircraft mock-up to get a better sense and feel for the newest standard in cabin comfort and the most technologically advanced flight deck.”
The CSeries aircraft flight deck features a number of technology-advanced communication and navigation aids and benefits from the latest avionics. The integrated design approach sets a new standard and offers reduced costs through increased operational efficiency and reduced pilot training, while improving reliability. The result is a finely tuned human-machine interface, which the demonstrator allows visitors to fully experience.
The cabin, designed with flexibility and customization in mind and set up with a variety of seat selections and layouts from business class to all-economy, allows visitors to experience first-hand the single-aisle CSeries aircraft’s widebody-type environment and comfort. Spacious seating, increased shoulder space, extra-large windows, latest-generation LED lighting and upsized, overhead storage – 20 to 25 per cent more volume per passenger than current state-of-the-art, narrowbody aircraft – are all yet another demonstration that the CSeries jetliner is what passengers have been seeking.
Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Forecast 2012-2031 predicts worldwide deliveries of 12,800 new commercial aircraft with 20 to 149 seats. Europe, Russia and the CIS are expected to take delivery of 2,240 units, with 52 per cent anticipated to be in the 100- to 149- seat segment.
Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the 100 per cent new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements in 2013 and beyond. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, the CSeries aircraft family will offer a 15(i) per cent cash operating cost advantage and a 20(i) per cent fuel burn advantage. The CSeries aircraft’s clean-sheet design will permit the aircraft to achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, as well as superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance and a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km)(i). The CSeries aircraft will be up to 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg)(i) lighter than other aircraft in the same seat category and will provide passengers with a best-in-class, widebody cabin environment in a single-aisle aircraft.
Bombardier has booked orders and commitments for 352 CSeries aircraft. The 13 customers that have joined the CSeries aircraft program – nine with firm orders – include major network carriers, national carriers, premium airlines serving city centre airports, a low-cost airline, leasing companies and a full service provider to airline partners.
The CSeries aircraft order book includes firm orders for 138 CSeries airliners from Braathens Aviation (five CS100 and five CS300 aircraft), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (30 CS100 aircraft), Korean Air (10 CS300 aircraft), Lease Corporation International Group (17 CS300 and three CS100 aircraft), PrivatAir (five CS100 aircraft), Republic Airways (40 CS300 aircraft), an unidentified major network carrier (10 CS100 aircraft), an unidentified European customer (10 CS100 aircraft) and a well-established, unidentified airline (three CS100 aircraft). The CSeries aircraft program has also booked options for 124 aircraft and purchase rights for 10 aircraft from these customers. In addition, the CSeries aircraft program has also achieved a conditional order placed by an unidentified customer for five CS100 and 10 CS300 airliners, as well as three letters of intent: for up to 30 CSeries aircraft from Ilyushin Finance Co; for up to 15 CS300 aircraft from Atlasjet; and for up to 20 CS300 aircraft from airBaltic.