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Fri, 25 November 2016

CS100 and CS300 Aircraft Obtain Same Type Rating

Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded Bombardiers CS100 and CS300 aircraft with the Same Type Rating (STR).

The C Series, powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, is optimized for the 100 to 150-seat market segment.

The Same Type Rating is a reflection of the high commonality between the CS100 and CS300 aircraft, said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. This is great news for customers that operate both aircraft as they will benefit from the cost-effective, minimal training required to transition pilots from one model to the other. The commonality also extends to spare parts, maintenance procedures and ground handling, which altogether represent significant financial advantages to customers.

The CS100 and CS300 aircraft feature over 99% parts commonality the highest level of parts commonality achieved by a manufacturer in the industry. The models are not stretched or shrunken versions of each other, but were designed side by side with only the center section being longer on the larger CS300 aircraft. The aircraft are therefore both specifically optimized for their size, without any compromise on weight, performance or economics.

I would also like to applaud airBaltics six core pilots who recently completed their differences training and are now qualified to fly the CS300 aircraft, added Mr. Young. 

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