|CS100 prototype at Mirabel on its first flight|
|Role||Narrow-body jet airliner|
|First flight||CS100: 16 September 2013
CS300: 27 February 2015
|Introduction||CS100: 15 July 2016 with Swiss Global Air Lines
CS300 (planned): fourth quarter of 2016 with airBaltic
|Status||CS100: In service
CS300: In production/testing
|Number built||8 CS100, 2 CS300 as of August 2016|
|Program cost||US$ 5.4 billion (Feb. 2015)|
CS100: US$ 71.8 million
CS300: US$ 82.0 million
The Bombardier CSeries (also C Series) is a family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. The CSeries models are the 110-seat CS100 and the 135-seat CS300. These models were initially named C110 and C130, respectively. In certification documentation, the CSeries family is designated Bombardier BD-500, with suffix -1A10 for the CS100 and -1A11 for the CS300.
The CS100 model of the CSeries took its maiden flight on 16 September 2013 and was awarded an initial type certification by Transport Canada on 18 December 2015. It entered service on 15 July 2016 with Swiss Global Air Lines. The CS100 is to compete with the Embraer E195-E2.
The CS300 first flew on 27 February 2015 and received an initial type certification on 11 July 2016. It is forecast to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2016 with airBaltic. The model is to compete with the Boeing 737 MAX 7, Airbus A319 NEO, and Irkut MC-21-200.
- 1 Development
- 2 Design
- 3 Orders and deliveries
- 4 Specifications
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Regional Jet expansion
When Fokker, which produced the Fokker 100 100-seat short-haul aircraft, was in difficulty, discussions were initiated with Bombardier on 5 February 1996. After having reviewed and evaluated the opportunities and challenges Fokker represented at the time, Bombardier renounced its acquisition on 27 February. On 15 March, Fokker was declared bankrupt.
On 8 September 1998, Bombardier launched the BRJ-X, or "Bombardier Regional Jet eXpansion", a larger regional jet than the Canadair Regional Jet due to enter service in 2003. Instead of 2–2 seating, the BRJ-X was to have a wider fuselage with 2–3 seating for 85 to 110 passengers, and underwing engine pods. It was abutting the smallest narrow-body jetliners, like the 2–3 DC-9/MD-80/Boeing 717 or the 3–3 A318/737-500/737-600. At the end of 2000, the project was shelved by Bombardier in favour of stretching the CRJ700 into the CRJ900.
Meanwhile, Embraer launched its four-abreast, under-wing powered E-jets for 70 to 122 passengers at the Paris Air Show in June 1999, which made its maiden flight in February 2002 and was introduced in 2004. Airbus launched its 107-117 passengers A318 shrink on April 21, 1999, which made its first flight in January 2002, as Boeing had the 737NG-600 first delivered in September 1998.
Bombardier appointed Gary Scott on 8 March 2004 to evaluate the creation of a New Commercial Aircraft Program. Bombardier launched a feasibility study for a five-seat abreast Cseries at Farnborough Airshow in July 2004 to replace aging DC-9/MD-80, Fokker 100, Boeing 737 Classic and BAe-146 with 20% lower operating costs, and 15% lower than aircraft produced at the time. The smaller version should carry 110 to 115 passengers and the larger 130 to 135 passengers over 3,200 nautical miles.
Bombardier's Board of Directors authorized marketing the aircraft on 15 March 2005, seeking firm commitments from potential customers, suppliers and government partners prior to program launch. The C110 was planned to weight 133,200 lb (60,420 kg) at MTOW and have a length of 114.7 ft (35 m), while the C130 should be 125.3 ft (38.2 m) long and have a 146,000 lbs (66,226 kg) MTOW. It would have 3-by-2 standard seating and 4-abreast business class, 7 ft (2.1 m) stand-up headroom, fly-by-wire and side stick controls. 20 per cent of the aircraft weight would be in composite materials for the center and rear fuselages, tail cone, empennage and wings. First flight was planned for 2008 and Entry into service in 2010.
In May 2005, the CSeries development was evaluated at US$2.1 billion, shared with suppliers and partner governments for one-third each. The Government of Canada would invest US$262.5 million, the Government of Quebec US$87.5 million and the Government of the United Kingdom US$340 million (£180 million), repayable on a royalty basis per aircraft. The UK Government contribution is part of an investment partnership for the location of the development of the wings, engine nacelles and composite empennage structures at the Belfast plant, where Bombardier bought Short Brothers in 1989.
The CSeries' cross section was designed to give enhanced seating comfort for passengers, with features like broader seats and armrests for the middle passenger and larger windows at every seat to give every passenger the physical and psychological advantages of ample natural light.
On 31 January 2006, Bombardier announced that market conditions couldn't justify the launch of the program, and will reorient CSeries project efforts, team and resources to regional jet and turboprop aircraft. A small team of employees have been kept to develop the Cseries business plan, and would include other risk-sharing partners in the program.
On 31 January 2007, Bombardier announced that work on the aircraft would continue, with entry into service planned for 2013. In November 2007, Bombardier selected the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan, now the PW1000G, already selected to power the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, to be the exclusive powerplant for the CSeries, rated at 23,000 lb thrust (102 kN).
On 22 February 2008, the Board of Directors authorized Bombardier to offer formal sales proposals to airline customers of the CSeries family, providing 20% better fuel burn, and up to 15% better cash operating costs versus similarly sized aircraft produced at the time, with the interest of Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and ILFC.
On 13 July 2008, in a press conference on the eve of the opening of the Farnborough Airshow, Bombardier Aerospace formally launched the CSeries, with a letter of interest from Lufthansa for 60 aircraft, including 30 options, at a US$46.7 million list price. The aircraft fuel efficiency would be 2 litres per 100 kilometres (120 mpg-US) per passenger in a dense seating. The final assembly of the aircraft would be done at Mirabel, wings would be developed and manufactured at Belfast and the aft fuselage and cockpit would be manufactured in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The fuselage should be built by China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC)'s affiliate Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.
Bombardier estimated the market for the 100- to 149-seat market segment of the Cseries to be 6,300 units over 20 years, representing more than $250 billion revenue over the next 20 years, and expects to capture up to half of this.
The new Pratt & Whitney engine should yield 12 percent better fuel economy than existing jets while being quieter, with further improvements from the airplane aerodynamics and lightweight materials. The 15% better cash operating costs come from the engines and high use of composite materials, like the wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB.
In November 2009, the program was estimated at $3.5 billion, shared with suppliers and governments.
The CSeries programme has several major suppliers, including Shenyang Aircraft (centre fuselage), Alenia Aeronautica (composite horizontal and vertical stabilisers), Fokker Elmo (wiring and interconnection systems), C&D Zodiac (interiors), Parker Hannifin (flight control, fuel and hydraulics systems), Liebherr-Aerospace (air management system), United Technologies Corporation (air data system, flap and slat actuation systems, and engine nacelles), and Rockwell Collins (avionics).
The CSeries aircraft will use the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, an integrated cockpit system which incorporates 15 inch displays, with comprehensive navigation, communications, surveillance, engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS), and aircraft maintenance systems.
The composite wings are manufactured and assembled at a purpose built state of the art factory at the Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services (BAES) site in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A section of the fuselage is also manufactured at the Belfast site. The rest of the airframe is built in Montreal, Canada; the aircraft is also assembled in Montreal.
In March 2009, Bombardier redesignated the C110 and C130 respectively CS100 and CS300. The models were offered in normal and extended range (ER) versions, additionally, an extra thrust (XT) version of the CS300 was also offered. The ER and XT versions were removed in 2012 by Bombardier, providing a standard range equal to the one previously identified as extended range.
In January 2010, JP Morgan reported that Bombardier was considering a 150-seat version of the CSeries. Bombardier called the report speculative, noting that the CSeries development program "is in the joint definition phase where we will be able to add greater product definition and that includes the ability to make changes before the final design is frozen".
At the Farnborough Airshow in July 2012, Bombardier started discussions with AirAsia about a proposed 160-seat configuration for the CS300 airliner. In November 2012, this configuration was included in the CS300 project, although AirAsia rejected this proposal.
In May 2015, Wall Street Journal's Jon Ostrower reported that Bombardier was studying a CS500 further stretched variant to compete with the core 160 to 180 seats versions of the Boeing 737 and A320 airliners, but development has not been committed to yet.
In February 2012, the first CS100 delivery remained scheduled for the end of 2013. In March 2012, Bombardier precised the target date for the first flight as the second half of 2012. In June 2012, Bombardier reaffirmed this first flight should happen before the end of the year and the entry into service by 2013.
During a conference call in November 2012, Bombardier Aerospace acknowledged a delay of six months, for both first flight to June 2013 and entry into service of the CS100 one year later, due to issues with some unspecified suppliers.
An extensive update on the CSeries program was presented on 7 March 2013; the first "flight test vehicle" (FTV) was displayed in an almost completed state, along with three other FTVs in various states of assembly and confirming the 160-seat "Extra Capacity" version of the CS300, featuring two sets of over wing emergency exits. The electrical system of the first flight test aircraft was successfully powered up in March 2013 and tests on the static test airframe proceeded satisfactorily and on schedule.
In June 2013, due to upgrades of the aircraft's software and final ground testing, Bombardier shifted the timeline for the first flight into July 2013. On 24 July 2013, due to a longer than expected system integration process, the first flight was delayed into "the coming weeks". On 30 August 2013, Bombardier received the flight test permit from Transport Canada, granting permission to perform high speed taxi testing and flight testing.
On 16 September 2013, The CS100 took its maiden flight from Mirabel Airport. Over 14,000 data points were gathered on this first flight, and after some reconfigurations and software upgrades, the aircraft flew for the second time on 1 October 2013. On 16 January 2014, the planned entry-into-service date was delayed again, due to difficulties with certification flight testing, by at least 12 months, to the second half of 2015; the CS300 was still to follow approximately six months after the CS100.
On 29 May 2014, one of the four test aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure. The test program was suspended until an investigation of the incident could be completed. The incident kept Bombardier from showcasing the CSeries at the week-long 2014 Farnborough Airshow, one of the most important events for the aerospace and defence industry. In August 2014, after slashing its workforce, Bombardier changed the management overseeing the still-grounded aircraft.
Flight testing was resumed on 7 September 2014, after the engine problem had been identified as a fault in the lubrication system. Bombardier chairman Laurent Beaudoin stated that the CSeries is expected to be in commercial service in 2016.
On 27 February 2015, the CS300 prototype took off for its maiden flight at Bombardier's facility at Montreal Mirabel International airport in Quebec. Test flight results showed the aircraft exceeds noise, economic and performance guarantees which may allow for longer range than advertised.
The fifth CS100 first flew on 18 March 2015. On 27 March 2015, Bombardier stated that Canadian certification for the CS100 should come in late 2015 with entry into service in 2016. At the 2015 Paris Air Show, Bombardier released updated performance data, showing improvements with respect to the initial specifications.
On 20 August 2015, Bombardier disclosed it had completed over 80% of the required certification tests for the CS100. On 14 October 2015, Bombardier disclosed it had completed over 90% of the required certification tests for the CS100 and that the first production CS100 aircraft would soon commence function and reliability tests. The CS100 completed its certification testing program in mid-November 2015. On 25 November 2015, Bombardier completed the first phase of its route proving capabilities, with a 100% dispatch reliability.
After a development process that cost US$5.4 billion to December 2015, including a US$3.2 billion writeoff, the smallest model in the series, the 110-125 seat CS100 received initial type certification from Transport Canada on 18 December 2015. At the time, the company had 250 firm orders and letters of intent, plus commitments for another 360, but most of these were for the CS300 model, expected to be certified by the summer of 2016. The first CS100 is expected to be in service with Lufthansa's subsidiary Swiss by mid-2016.
The final prototype, Flight Test Vehicle 8 (FTV8), the second CS300, made its first flight on 3 March 2016.
Certification and service
The first CSeries, a CS100, was delivered to Swiss Global Air Lines on 29 June 2016. Swiss began revenue flight on 15 July 2016 with a flight between Zurich and Paris. Bombardier targets a 99% dispatch reliability at entry into service.
The CS300 aircraft was awarded its type certificate by Transport Canada on 11 July 2016, with first delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016.
In October 2015 Airbus confirmed that they had turned down Bombardier's offer to sell a majority share of the CSeries to them. Bombardier then said they would explore alternatives. Just days before, the Government of Quebec reiterated that it would be willing to provide Bombardier with financial aid, should the company request it. Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group vice president of analysis, and a long-time critic of the CSeries, indicated that the cancellation of the program and coverage of losses by the Canadian federal government were both likely.
On the other hand, Bombardier said it was fully committed to the CSeries and had the financial resources in place to support the program.
On 29 October 2015, Bombardier took a $3.2 billion writedown on the CSeries. The incoming federal Canadian government indicated that it would reply to Bombardier's request for $350 million in assistance after the new Liberal government takes power in early November.  On the same day, the Quebec government invested $1 billion in the company to save the struggling programme.
A Scotiabank report in early November 2015 indicated that the company and the program would probably need a second bailout, and that even then the CSeries would probably not make money. Scotiabank analyst Turan Quettawala said, "we believe that the writedown corroborates our long-held view that the CSeries is not going to be value accretive under any scenario."
In April 2016, the Federal government offered an aid package to the company without divulging the amount or conditions it imposed. On that date, some media reported that Bombardier had rejected the offer, but an unnamed source advised Reuters that in fact, negotiations were still underway. On 14 April 2016, Bombardier shares were at a six month high based on then-unconfirmed rumours that Delta had ordered CSeries jets.
The company continues to request a $1 billion aid package from the federal government.
The Bombardier CSeries aircraft will contain a high usage of composite materials and larger windows. The CSeries cabin will feature large, rotating overhead storage bins, allowing each passenger to stow a sizeable carry-on bag overhead. Compared to the cabins of current in-service narrowbody aircraft, the CSeries is to provide airlines with the highest overhead bin volume per passenger and a wider aisle that would allow for faster boarding and disembarkation of passengers.
The CSeries aircraft contain 70% advanced materials comprising 46% composite materials and 24% aluminium-lithium. Bombardier announced in total 15% lower seat-mile cost and a significant reduction in maintenance costs. The CSeries aircraft will also permit a significant fuel burn advantage and noise reduction. Computer software design tools were used on the project, including CATIA, HyperSizer, and similar technology that was employed in the Learjet 85 programme.
Orders and deliveries
|CS100||CS300||Total firm orders|
- Orders and deliveries by year
In January 2009, Mongolian airline Eznis Airways was reported to have signed a letter of interest for seven CSeries aircraft. Qatar Airways, previously interested, broke off talks in 2009 after disagreeing on price and specifications.
On 11 March 2009, Bombardier obtained the first firm orders for the CSeries : Lufthansa, who originally had signed a letter of interest for 60 aircraft, firmed up an order for 30, to be operated by its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines. An unnamed lessor was understood to be in talks for 40 aircraft.
On 30 March 2009, Bombardier signed the second CSeries order, with airliner lessor Lease Corporation International (LCI) of Dublin ordering 3 CS100s and 17 CS300s, becoming the launch customer of the latter, and options for a further 20 aircraft.
On 1 June 2011, Braathens Regional Aviation leasing subsidiary in Sweden placed a firm order for five CS100 and five CS300 aircraft with options for ten more aircraft. With the order, Bombardier had secured a combined 100 firm orders.
On 7 June 2011, Bombardier received a firm order from an undisclosed airline for three CSeries airliners, with options for three more.
On 21 June 2011, Korean Air signed a letter of intent to purchase 10 CS300 plus an additional 10 options and 10 purchasing rights on CS300. This agreement was converted to 10 firm orders on 29 July 2011.
On 24 June 2011, the last day of the 2011 Paris Show, Bombardier signed a deal with an undisclosed European carrier to purchase ten CS100s.
On December 19, 2012, Bombardier said an unidentified airline based in the Americas signed a letter of intent to up 30 CS100 CSeries planes, worth up to US$2.08 billion; and on the 20 Latvia's airBaltic placed a firm order for 10 CS300 aircraft plus an option for 10 additional aircraft after considering the Airbus A319 and CS300, with deliveries to start in 2015.
On February 20, 2013, Ilyushin Finance converted the letter of intent it signed in August 2011 into a purchase agreement, subject to approval by its shareholders, for 32 CS300 aircraft.
On 17 March 2015, Bombardier stated that the CSeries has more than 600 orders and commitments.
On 8 April 2015, the third largest customer, Ilyushin Finance, said it was re-evaluating its order for up to 49 aircraft given the delays in the program.
On 7 May 2015, Bombardier and SWISS confirmed that the airline would be the launch customer and first to operate the CSeries in 2016. It was also confirmed that after almost 1,600 flight test hours, the CSeries was performing as expected.
On 15 June 2015, Launch customer SWISS converted 10 CS100 from its initial order to CS300s.
On 17 June 2015 at the Paris Airshow, airBaltic confirmed it will be the launch operator of the CS300 in September 2016.
The effect of stiff competition and production delays was apparent in early 2016. On 20 January, United Continental Holdings Inc. ordered 40 Boeing 737-700 aircraft instead. Aside from ready availability of aircraft already in full production, the purchase of Boeing vs. the Bombardier CSeries was financially prudent. Since United already flies 310 of the 737, there will be savings for pilot training and fewer spare parts will need to be stocked. Boeing also reportedly gave United a massive 73% discount on the 737 deal, dropping the price to $22 million per aircraft, well below the CS300 market value at $36 million.
David Tyerman, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity offered the following assessment of the impact of this news to the Toronto Star: "This just shows how difficult it is for Bombardier to win orders these days. It’s not the end of the world, but this loss illustrates what they are up against. It also raises the question of how profitable the next C Series order they win will be for them."
On 17 February 2016, Air Canada signed a letter of intent with Bombardier for up to 75 CS300 aircraft as part of its narrowbody fleet renewal plan. This comprised 45 firm orders, plus options for an additional 30 aircraft. It includes substitution rights to CS100 aircraft in certain circumstances, with deliveries to occur from late 2019 to 2022. As of April 12, 2016 the Cseries had 250 firm orders among 678; Air Baltic with 20 firm orders will be the first airline to operate the CS300 when they receive the aircraft after mid-2016. On 28 June 2016, Air Canada and Bombardier finalized a $3.8 billion order for 45 CS300 aircraft.
On 28 April 2016, Bombardier and Delta Air Lines announced a sale for 75 CS100 firm orders and 50 options, the first craft should enter service in spring 2018. Airways News believe that a substantial 65 to 70% discount off the $71.8 million list price was provided making the final sale at $24.6–28.7 million price per aircraft ; this large order from a major carrier could help Bombardier to break the Boeing/Airbus duopoly on narrowbody aircraft.
With those 127 firm orders in early 2016, introduction should be with a firm backlog of more than 300 orders and up to 800 aircraft including options, conditional orders, letters of intent and purchase rights; they imply an onerous contract provision of around $500 million, $3.9 million per order.
Bombardier reported, during its conference on the second quarter financial results for the year 2016, that after the end of the second quarter, they revisited the purchase agreement with Ilyushin Finance Co. by reducing the CS300 on order and adding some Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
|Cockpit crew||2 pilots|
|Cabin crew||3 to 5 flight attendants|
|Passengers||108 (8J + 100Y) to 133
Certification : 127
|130 (12J + 118Y) to 160|
|Seat pitch||36 in (91 cm) in J & 32 in (81 cm) in Y
28 in (71 cm) in maximum density
|Seat width||18.5 in (47 cm) in Y (19 in (48 cm) middle), 20 in (51 cm) in J|
|Length||114 ft 9 in / 35.0 m||127 ft 0 in / 38.7 m|
|Wingspan||115 ft 1 in / 35.1 m|
|Wing Area||1,209 ft² / 112.3 m²|
|height||37 ft 8 in / 11.5 m|
|Fuselage diameter||12 ft 2 in / 3.7 m|
|Cabin width||129.0 in / 3.28 m|
|Cabin height||83.0 in / 2.11 m|
|Cabin length||77 ft 10 in / 23.7 m||90 ft 1 in / 27.5 m|
|Cargo volume||838 ft³ / 23.7 m³||1,116 ft³ / 31.6 m³|
|Maximum takeoff weight (MTOW)||base : 121,000 lb / 54,885 kg
max : 134,000 lb. / 60,781 kg
|base : 132,000 lb / 59,874 kg
max : 149,000 lb. / 67,585 kg
|Maximum landing weight (MLW)||base : 112,500 lb / 51,029 kg
max : 115,500 lb. / 52,390 kg
|base : 124,500 lb / 56,472 kg
max : 129,500 lb. / 58,740 kg
|Maximum Zero Fuel Weight||111,000 lb / 50,349 kg|
|Maximum cargo payload||8,000 lb / 3,629 kg||10,700 lb / 4,853 kg|
|Maximum payload (total)||base : 30,350 lb / 13,767 kg
max : 33,350 lb. / 15,127 kg
|base : 36,750 lb / 16,670 kg
max : 41,250 lb. / 18,711 kg
|Operating Empty Weight||73,500 pounds (33,339 kg)|
|Fuel capacity||38,875 lb / 17,630 kg |
|Maximum range||3,100 nmi / 5,741 km||3,300 nmi / 6,112 km|
|Range for urban operations: LCY||2,350 nmi (4,352 km)|
|Cruise speed, maximum||Mach 0.82 (470 knots / 871 km/h)|
|Cruise speed, typical||Mach 0.78 (447 kts / 829 km/h)|
|Take off run at base weight||4,000 ft / 1,219 m||5,000 ft / 1,524 m|
|Take off run at MTOW||4,800 ft / 1,463 m||6,200 ft / 1,890 m|
|Landing field length at base weight||4,450 ft / 1,356 m||4,800 ft / 1,463 m|
|Landing field length at MLW||4,550 ft / 1,387 m||4,950 ft / 1,509 m|
|Service ceiling||41,000 ft / 12,497 m|
|Engines||2× Pratt & Whitney PW1500G|
|Fan diameter||73 in (185 cm)|
|Thrust per Engine||PW1519G (CS100) : 18,900 lbf / 84.1 kN
PW1521G : 21,000 lbf / 93.4 kN
PW1524G : 23,300 lbf / 103.6 kN
PW1525G : 23,300 lbf / 103.6 kN
- Related development
- Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000
- Comac C919 (agreement between Comac and Bombardier for program commonalities)
- Irkut MC-21 (agreement between Irkut and Bombardier for joint customer support)
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