The Bombardier CS100 Jetliner is a single-aisle, long-range passenger aircraft developed by Bombardier Aerospace. The CS100 can accommodate 100 to 125 passengers based on the seating configuration.

Bombardier Aerospace launched the CSeries aircraft programme in July 2008. The CSeries includes two models: CS100 jetliner with options from 100 to 125 seats, and the CS300 jetliner with options from 130 to 145 seats.

Systems integration began at the Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) in April 2012. The first flight was completed at Mirabel Mirabel Airport in Québec in September 2013.

The CS100 aircraft obtained type certificate from Transport Canada in December 2015. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in June 2016.

The fuselage is supplied by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, and winglets are delivered by GKN Aerospace. The actuation systems and low-pressure distribution systems are provided respectively by Goodrich and Senior Aerospace. Alenia Aeronautica delivers electric and flight control systems, lights and antennas, while Fokker Elmo is responsible for the wiring and interconnection system.

Bombardier orders and deliveries of CS100

“In July 2012, CDB Leasing Co. (CLC) placed a $1.02bn conditional order for five CS100 and ten CS300 jetliners.”

In March 2009, Deutsche Lufthansa signed a firm purchase agreement with Bombardier for 30 CS100 aircraft for its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines. SWISS converted ten of its 30 firm-ordered CS100 aircraft to CS300 aircraft in June 2015.

Braathens Aviation placed a firm order for five Bombardier CS100s in June 2011. An unidentified European customer placed a $628m firm order for 10 CS100 aircraft in the same month of that year.

In January 2012, PrivatAir placed a firm order with Bombardier for five CS100 aircraft. The contract also includes options for an additional five CS100s.

In July 2012, CDB Leasing Co. (CLC) placed a $1.02bn conditional order for five CS100 and ten CS300 jetliners. The purchase agreement was revealed in October 2013. It also includes options for an additional five CS100 and ten CS300 aircraft.

In July 2014, Petra Airlines signed a letter of intent (LOI) for two CS 100 and two CS 300 aircraft. Zhejiang Loong Airlines also signed a LOI for 20 CS 100 aircraft in the same month.

Falko Regional Aircraft (Falko) signed two LOIs for up to 24 Bombardier CS100 aircraft in July 2014.

Other customers include an unidentified carrier (ten aircraft) and an unknown airline (three aircraft).

Delta Air Lines placed an approximately $5.6bn contract with Bombardier for 75 CS100 aircraft. The order also includes options for an additional 50 CS100 aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in mid-2018.

Design and construction of the CS100

The CS100 aircraft incorporates a clean-sheet design. The airframe is made of advanced structural materials for achieving weight savings. The fuselage is made from of aluminium. Advanced composite materials have been used for empennage, rear fuselage, nacelle and wings.

The advanced materials are composed of advanced composites (46%), aluminium-lithium (24%), standard materials (21%), titanium (8%) and steel (1%).

Bombardier aircraft light deck

“The aircraft features wider aisle for quick boarding and de-boarding of passengers.”

The CS100 aircraft is equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system. The advanced flight deck accommodates two-member flight crew, comprising a pilot and co-pilot. It incorporates large LCD displays, dual flight management system, dual cursor control devices, navigation, communications, surveillance, engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS), and aircraft maintenance systems.

The flight deck can be optionally equipped with dual electronic flight bag, single or dual head-up display (HUD) and Cat IIIb autoland capability. The line replaceable modules (LRB) are housed in two physically separated cabinets to ease the maintenance and optimise weight.

CS100 jetliner cabin

The CS100 aircraft features a five-abreast cabin delivering more seat width for every passenger. The extra large windows offer better view angles. The cabin offers highest overhead bin volume per passenger compared with that of the currently in-service narrow-body aircraft. The aircraft features wider aisle for quick boarding and de-boarding of passengers.

The CS100 offers variety of seating options to meet the requirements of the airlines. The interior can be configured for single-class seating (110 seats), mixed-class (100 seats) and high-density class (125 seats) seating.

PurePower PW1500G engines powering Bombardier CS100

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The CS100 jetliner is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines. Each engine can generate a maximum thrust of 93.4kN. It uses fan drive gear system and an advanced combustion technology for delivering high performance. The engine is monitored by an engine health display system.

The CS100 aircraft fitted with PW1500G offers a 15% lower operating cost and a 20% fuel burn advantage over similar aircraft.

Bombardier jetliner performance

The CS100 jetliner can fly at a maximum altitude of 40,000ft. It has a maximum cruise speed of 871km/h and range of 4,074km. The maximum take-off and landing weights of the aircraft are 54,931kg and 50,576kg respectively.