PARIS, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/16/09 -- Bombardier Aerospace
is on track to deliver the first CSeries single-aisle airliner in
2013. The five-abreast CSeries family of aircraft is specifically
designed to meet the growing needs of the 100- to 149-seat commercial
aircraft market category. Bombardier forecasts demand for 6,300
aircraft in this market category valued at approximately $360 billion
US over the next 20 years (2009-2028).
The program has gained 50 firm orders and 50 options from Deutsche
Lufthansa AG and Lease Corporation International Group. The Lufthansa
order is comprised of firm orders for 30 CS100 aircraft plus options
on an additional 30 CSeries aircraft. Lease Corporation International
Group has ordered three CS100 and 17 CS300, plus 20 CSeries options.
The CSeries aircraft family has been increased to five variants:
CS100 (2,200 nm/110 pax); CS100 ER (Extended Range) (2,950 nm/110
pax); CS300 (2,200 nm/130 pax); CS300 XT (Extra Thrust) (2,200 nm/130
pax); and CS300 ER (2,950 nm/130 pax). All models will be powered by
Pratt & Whitney's new-technology PurePower(TM) PW1000G engine of up
to 23,300 pounds (103.6 kN) thrust. Its bypass ratio of 12:1 - which
at entry into service is predicted to be the highest in the industry
- will help to bring double-digit reductions in fuel burn, gaseous
emissions and operating costs, while the engine powers an aircraft
that is four times quieter than current in-production aircraft of
similar size. Bombardier expects a 28 per cent reduction in direct
maintenance costs versus those of aircraft currently in production.
Bombardier is building a high-tech CSeries aircraft testing facility,
Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) at Mirabel,
work on which is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2009. The
CIASTA will include, amongst other things, the CSeries Integrated
Systems Test Certification Rig. All of the flight control systems,
avionics, electrical and environmental controls will be tested one
year in advance of the actual flight test program. The CSeries
aircraft is being designed to achieve 99 per cent dispatch
reliability at entry into service.
Based at the Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast site, the CSeries
composite wing development program is on schedule and is meeting all
expectations. The pre-production demonstrator program is well under
way, and is now verifying the design, manufacturing and assembly
The first CSeries aircraft will be built at Mirabel. For the first
time, Bombardier will conduct all development and testing, including
the flight test program, at Mirabel. Five CS100 aircraft will take
part in the flight test program which is expected to take about 1,800
hours over a 12-month period.
"Our CSeries aircraft configuration will meet customers' requirements
in virtually every corner of the globe," said Benjamin Boehm, Vice
President, Programs, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "The CSeries
aircraft is a more economical, passenger-oriented, flexible airliner
with transcontinental range and short-field capability. It takes
advantage of technologies only available for a 2013 entry into
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global
corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded
on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index
component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America
indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Bombardier, CS100, CS300 and CSeries are trademarks of Bombardier
Inc. or its subsidiaries.
(i) The CSeries aircraft is in the design phase. All data and
specifications are estimates, subject to change in family strategy,
branding, capacity, performance during the course of the design,
manufacture and certification process. Performance has been estimated
based on a 500-nm North American operating environment.
(TM) PurePower is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corp.
- Pratt & Whitney.
Notes to Editors
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