Barry Woods-Turner reports from the handover ceremony of the fi rst CS300 to be delivered to an airline, while John Pagni experiences a fl ight on the new jetliner.

The first Bombardier CS300 for airBaltic climbs away from Riga International Airport against the backdrop of a stormy sky.
Martin Tietz

“We are very proud to welcome our maiden CS300. We are also the first carrier in the world to take delivery, and launch commercial operations with this new airliner,” declared Martin Gauss, airBaltic’s Chief Executive Officer at the recent ceremony in Riga to induct the type into the airline’s fleet. He added the aircraft is: “the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world. Bombardier’s CS300 is an integral part in the execution of our development strategy and fleet optimisation planning.”

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