European Aviation Safety Agency awards type validation to Bombardier CS300 aircraft

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded type validation to Bombardier´s (TSE: BBD) CS300 aircraft, the company said.

The company said the validation is a requirement for the aircraft´s operation in Europe and a precursor to first delivery to CS300 launch operator, airBaltic of Latvia. Bombardier´s first CS300 aircraft delivery to airBaltic is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. EASA´s validation follows the CS300 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada in July 2016.

Both airBaltic and SWISS have joined Bombardier´s Smart Parts program for the C Series aircraft. The Smart Parts program maximizes aircraft utilization and minimize maintenance costs by providing comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul services, access to strategically located spare parts exchange pools, and on-site inventories based at the airlines´ hubs.

The C Series is aircraft is optimized for the 100- to 150-seat market segment, which drives the aircraft´s phenomenal economic proposition and performance, opening up new opportunities for single-aisle aircraft operation.

Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. The company posted CAD18.2 billion in December 31, 2015.