Bombardier CS100 Wins Canadian Certification

December 18, 2015

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Bombardier has received certification for the CSeries CS100, a milestone that could boost airline confidence in an aircraft that has not had a sale in more than a year.

The CS100 is the largest passenger aircraft ever certified by Transport Canada, Garneau said at Bombardier's Mirabel facility, north of Montreal.

Certification comes after the promise of a USD$1 billion dollar cash infusion in October from the Quebec government for a near 50 percent stake in the CSeries. The federal government is also considering whether to invest in the aircraft.

Bombardier still faces the challenges of ramping up production, dealing with any cost overruns or snags on entry to service, and securing new orders to try to recover lost momentum.

The plane's entry into service is expected in the first half of 2016.

The larger CS300 is expected to be certified within six months.

(Reuters)