Airbus A220 (Bombardier C-Series)
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Bombardier is out to challenge the likes of Embraer, Airbus and Boeing in several of the passenger jet airliner classes with the introduction of its C-Series.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Airbus A220 (Bombardier C-Series) Medium-Range / Transcontinental Narrow-Body Passenger Jet Airliner. Entry last updated on 7/17/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
This family of jets is powered by 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW1500G turbofans offering between 18,900lb and 23,300lb of thrust each. Customers can choose from four iterations of the PW1500 series to suit needs.
The CS100 can seat ninety-seven passengers though a future revision could see a capability for as many as one hundred thirty-five (in a single-aisle, two-by-three seating arrangement). Range is out to 3,570 miles while flying at speeds up to 600 miles per hour. Composites (including carbon-fiber wings) are used throughout and help manage target operating weights. These specifications directly challenge competing types such as the Brazilian Embraer "E-Jet" family.
The CS300 is a stretched-fuselage, transcontinental off-shoot of the CS100. Dimensions include a length of 127 feet, a wingspan of 115.1 feet and a height of 37.7 feet. It features seating for 145 passengers (or 130 in a two-class configuration) and has approximately 97% commonality of parts with the smaller CS100 product. Empty weight is 82,000lb against an MTOW of 149,000lb. Compared to the CS100, range is increased to 3,800 miles and speeds remain at 600 miles per hour. Its service ceiling reaches 41,000 feet. The CS300 is designed to compete directly with larger market types such as the French Airbus A320neo and American Boeing 737MAX offerings.
As of July 1st, 2018, the Bombardier C-Series is under majority-ownership of Airbus.
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February 2017 - Some 360 C-Series aircraft are on order (123 x CS100 and 237 x CS300. Five and two have been delivered (respectively).
March 2016 - A CS100 completed a nonstop flight from London to New York as part of its testing phase.
May 2017 - Canadian and European certification has been granted to the CS100 aircraft.
May 2018 - AirBaltic, a C-Series launch customer, has announced an add-on order numbering thirty total aircraft. Deliveries of this batch are set to begin late-2019 and add to the existing fleet of twenty.
July 2018 - July 1st, 2018 marks the first day of majority control of the C-Series shifting to the Airbus brand label.
July 2018 - The Bombardier C-Series - now known as the Airbus A220 - received its ETOPS certification covering its PW1500G engines.
July 2018 - There are currently 424 A220 aircraft on order. Sixty of this total belongs to carrier JetBlue Airways which placed an order in early July 2018.