Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has commenced CS100 aircraft route-proving exercises in Europe. The month-long program is underway with a dedicated CS100 route-proving aircraft operated by Bombardier from launch operator Swiss International Air Lines’ (“SWISS”) base in Zurich, Switzerland. The route-proving exercises are scheduled to include main European cities such a Brussels, Vienna and Warsaw. Additionally, Bombardier also confirmed that the last of eight flight test vehicles – the second CS300 aircraft – successfully entered the flight test program in Mirabel, Québec last week.
The European route-proving program is being conducted as SWISS readies for the CS100 aircraft’s entry-into-service (EIS). The airline’s first CS100 aircraft is scheduled to be delivered by Bombardier in Q2 2016.