Swiss International Airlines, the launch customer for Bombardier’s C Series commercial airplane, has taken delivery of its first CS300.
The handover of the larger C Series variant was made Friday at Bombardier’s delivery center in Mirabel, Canada.
The 145-seat aircraft is expected to enter service June 1 with its inaugural flight planned from Swiss’ base in Geneva to Heathrow in London.
Swiss has nine C Series aircraft in operation, the majority of which are the smaller CS100s, with plans for a fleet of 30 CS100s and 300s by the end of 2018.
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Much of the C Series flight testing has been done at Bombardier’s facilities on the west side of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport.