2016 is the best year the CSeries has had.  Besides the spate of orders, yesterday Bombardier won certification from EASA and the FAA for the CS100.

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“Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS100 aircraft has been awarded Type Validation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following a comprehensive testing program. The EASA and FAA validations follow the CS100 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada in December 2015.”

With the EASA certification, Swiss will get its delivery in June with EIS set for July.  The certification milestone sends signals to potential customers.  The timing couldn’t be better (delays excepted).  We are eight weeks away from the biggest aviation event of the year.  Bombardier can be expected to splash a lot more at Farnborough than it could in Paris last year.

For the Paris show, Bombardier was under strict instructions about what it could do with the aircraft.  Now it is certified, the company can show off the performance.  We don’t know if Bombardier can do the same kind of near vertical takeoff the 787 did in Paris (that was amazing).   We understand those who were on the recent first passenger flight were treated to a “special” takeoff.  So we look forward to Farnborough.

We understand Bombardier may have some more good customer news at the show.

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