The first flight of the Bombardier CSeries airliner took place on September 16, 2013 when CS100, C-FBCS, lifted off from Montréal-Mirabel International Airport in Canada. The stretched CS300 followed performing its maiden flight on February 27, 2015. In July 2018, Airbus took a majority stake in the aircraft programme and renamed the type as the A220. The CS100 became the A220-100 and CS300 was reborn as the A220-300.
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The aviation world witnessed a significant shift in 2018 when Airbus acquired a majority stake in the Bombardier C Series programme, subsequently rebranding it as the A220. Thomas Haynes speaks to Rob Dewar, Airbus Canada’s senior vice president of A220 customer satisfaction, services and product policy about the transformation of the aircraft and its prospects
The Bombardier C Series, now known as the Airbus A220, reached a significant milestone this month, marking ten years since its inaugural flight. In this exclusive interview, Thomas Haynes delves into the aircraft's history and development with Rob Dewar, a pivotal figure in its creation and Airbus Canada’s senior vice president of A220 customer satisfaction, services and product policy.
In the June 2017 issue of Airliner World, Peter Koch, C Series Fleet Chief, talked to James Ronayne about Swiss International Airlines’ first year of operations with Bombardier’s innovative short-haul airliner.
In the February 2017 issue of Aviation News, Barry Woods-Turner reported from the handover ceremony of the first CS300 to be delivered to an airline, while John Pagni experienced a flight on the new jetliner.
In the September 2012 issue of Airliner World, Craig West visited Montreal to report on the progress of Bombardier’s CSeries. Now called the Airbus A220, this feature explored how the manufacturer developed and tested the jet