Swiss Receives CS300

Swiss International Air Lines has received its initial Bombardier CS300, HB-JCA (c/n 55001), becoming the first carrier to operate both variants of the C Series. The first route operated by the aircraft is Geneva to London Heathrow. Swiss said using the CS300 on the route would be well-suited to the premium travel characteristics of the market. Mark Broadbent

Trislander Leaves Service

The Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander has been retired. Aurigny in Guernsey completed the final commercial flights with the last example of the distinctive three-engine airliner, G-BEVT (c/n 1057), at the end of May. That aircraft has now gone to Duxford for preservation. Another Aurigny Trislander, G-JOEY (c/n 1016), is being kept in Guernsey as a tourist attraction. The Trislander served Aurigny for 47 years and has been replaced by the Dornier 328. Mark Broadbent

Upgraded An-2s?

Mongolia is considering production of an upgraded turboprop-powered version of the Antonov An-2. The Aviaprom TVS-2MS will be extensively tested in the country as a crop dusting, medical evacuation and firefighting aircraft. New production would be carried out in Mongolia as part of a joint venture with Russia. The TVS-2MS first flew in June 2015 and is designed by the Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute at Novosibirsk. Sixteen are currently flying with Russian civil operators with a further 11 on order. Mongolia is also considering re-engining 20 An-2s, currently in storage, with turboprops. David C Isby