Swiss Air launches revenue service with Bombardier aircraft

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has launched the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (TSE: BBD) CS100 commercial flight from Zurich to Paris CDG airport, the company said.

Bombardier said it has obtained firm orders for 127 C Series, 19 CRJ and 15 Q400 aircraft, including orders from Porter Airlines and All Nippon Airways, each of which ordered an additional three Q400 aircraft.

Transport Canada has awarded type certification to the CS300 aircraft, and the delivery of this larger model to airBaltic is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. To maximize aircraft utilization and minimize maintenance costs, the airline has joined Swiss Air to become the second customer enrolled in Bombardier´s smart parts program for the C Series aircraft.

The smart parts program provides comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul services, access to a strategically located spare parts exchange pool, and on-site inventories based at the airlines´ hubs.

Bombardier is a Montreal-based manufacturer of both planes and trains with 2015 revenues of USD18.2 billion.