Air Baltic receives new CS300 from Bombardier

Bombardier has delivered the first CS300 to launch operator Air Baltic marking the end of the CSeries development program, the company said.

The CS300 will be flown to Riga in the coming days to be accepted by the Latvian carrier.

The CS300 is stretched by 3.7meters (12.25 feet) compared to the CS100. It uses a slightly more powerful version of the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofan, but shares the same fly-by-wire control architecture, composite and hybrid-metallic structure and five-abreast cabin cross section of the CS100.

For the state majority-owned Air Baltic, the CS300 is a replacement for Boeing 737-300s and 737-500s, joining a fleet of 12 Bombardier Q400 turboprops to service routes throughout Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada, and in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, posted revenues of CAD18.2 billion.