The First of Many

Airliner Word’s Craig West was in Zurich to witness the handover of the first Bombardier CS100 to launch customer Swiss International Air Lines.

The arrival of a new aircraft type into a fleet is always an exciting time for an airline, but when it’s the very first example of a clean-sheet design, the milestone becomes even more significant. For Swiss International Air Lines, delivery of its maiden Bombardier C Series last July represented just the latest phase in a relationship that had spanned seven years and $2bn.


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