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June 16, 2024
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In the two minute video you will hear (and see) why Bombardier says the C Series is quieter than the already quiet Q400.  The demo was for the local media of course, to demonstrate the case the airplane will work well at an expanded Billy Bishop Airport in the heart of downtown Toronto.

There was only one customer on site – Bob Deluce from Porter.  Mr Deluce noted that the Q400 and the CS were incomparable in terms of taxi noise – one could not hear the CS taxi.  He felt the flyby noise was very close but favored the CS.  When asked about the Billy Bishop flyover by the CS, he smiled and noted that along with their ice cream dessert the 500 people at the airport BBQ were getting a surprise visitor from Bombardier.

The case for the airport’s expansion was made by a member of the city council with who we spoke.  He noted Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America, and like its peers, could use more airport capacity.  “To be a world city we need to connect all our transportation nodes” he said.  To do this, the city’s leadership needed to have “vision” he added.

5 thoughts on “Bombardier Noise Demo

  1. I’m pretty sure that’s Downsview, not Billy Bishop Airport, where the take-off and fly-by was performed: apart from anything else (such as the fact that YTZ doesn’t look like that site but CYZD does), the CS100 isn’t certified to fly from YTZ.

  2. Just read that Air Canada is about to order 25 C110 to replace their E-190, and take options on the C130 to replace the A319 that are being moved to Rouge.

  3. With this plane, Air Canada can really put the hurt on Westjet. From an efficiency point of view the CS100 and 300 will thrash the smaller 737s in the WJ fleet. While offering a superior passenger experience in every respect. (not to mention flying Canadian made planes.) I would pay EXTRA to fly a Cseries as opposed to a dowdy old 737.

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