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Bombardier and SWISS all set for CS100 Aircraft's Entry-Into-Service … 0

Bombardier and SWISS all set for CS100 Aircraft's Entry-Into-Service …


17 February, 2016 . CS100 aircraft is ready for delivery and entry-into-service (EIS) with launch operator Swiss International Air Lines ( SWISS ) in Q2 2016. Additionally, the CS300 aircraft has completed over 70 per cent of its certification activities to date and is on target for full certification approximately in mid-year 2016, followed by its planned EIS in the second half of 2016 with airBaltic of Latvia.

It s been a very productive start to the year with a lot of activity around the SWISS team completing its initial phase of training on-site for pilots, ground and maintenance crews, said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. It was a special treat to celebrate SWISS first aircraft powering on meaning electricity and systems ran for the first time on the aircraft. Excitement is building as crews await the maiden flight of their aircraft in the coming months.

Additionally, components arrived this month and the first CS300 aircraft for launch customer airBaltic is now in production. It s great to know we re pacing well to meet our program and customer targets for the year, said Mr. Cromer.

As the second CS300 flight test vehicle equipped with a full interior prepares for its first flight, I m thrilled to confirm we ve completed more than 70 per cent of the CS300 aircraft s certification activities, said Rob Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. This last flight test vehicle is dedicated to cabin and interior certification, but we foresee a smooth road due to the flight crews familiarity with the CS100 aircraft and the high degree of commonality between the two models. We are very advanced in our preparations for SWISS entry-into-service.

Key conferences and workshops for initial provisioning, start-up support, supplier orientation, technical publications and data reporting are completed; and technical training has commenced, said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

In addition, Bombardier and supplier on-site support is in place; more than 500 users have access to our online Customer Services portal; and we are beefing up our state-of-the-art C Series Customer Response Centre for 24/7 worldwide support.

Bombardier still hopeful for United Airlines CSeries order … 0

Bombardier still hopeful for United Airlines CSeries order …

Swiss International Air Lines CSeries on display at the Singapore Airshow. Aaron Karp Bombardier believes United Airlines recent decision to order 40 Boeing 737-700s 1 does not preclude it from selling the CSeries to the Chicago-based airline. The Canadian manufacturer is eager to land a CSeries order from a major North American carrier 2 .

We continue to talk with United, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft VP-commercial operations Ross Mitchell told ATW on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow Tuesday. I don t think that the 737-700 order precludes us doing something there. Certainly, we still believe the CSeries is the right airplane for a number of airlines We don t think that order necessarily changes the situation for us.

We still believe strongly that the CSeries will be successful in the North American market with the major carriers. United said it will use the 737-700s to replace a portion of the carrier s domestic capacity now being operated under contract by regional airlines. United CFO Gerry Laderman has left the door open for more narrowbody aircraft orders to replace regional capacity, telling analysts following the 737-700 deal that United is continuing to pursue additional aircraft.

Delta Air Lines is also considering the CSeries 3 , which Delta CEO Richard Anderson recently called a pretty impressive airplane. Whether Bombardier can break through on the CSeries with a major North American airline may depend on how aggressive it is willing to be on pricing. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer has indicated that on pricing we ll make sure we do what it takes to be competitive, Mitchell said.

I can t comment on how low we ll go, but I think we ll be competitive in the marketplace We will capture a North American mainline carrier, no doubt. Bombardier SVP-commercial Colin Bole added, We re not selling a price. We re selling an aircraft.

Asked whether Bombardier s uncertain financial situation is a concern for potential CSeries customers, Bole said, For sure, I m not going to deny that we have to go through that discussion with our customers and explain to them that we have the funds required We know we have the funds required. The Quebec government in October announced it was investing $1 billion 4 to take a 49.5% stake in a new subsidiary that Bombardier will form to complete development, manufacture and support for the CSeries. But the Montreal-based manufacturer continues to explore more funding sources and is in talks with the Canadian federal government about a possible cash infusion.

The CSeries, certified in December 5 , is scheduled to enter service with Swiss International Air Lines 6 later this year.

Bombardier has 243 firm orders for the aircraft.

References ^ order 40 Boeing 737-700s (atwonline.com) ^ CSeries order from a major North American carrier (atwonline.com) ^ Delta Air Lines is also considering the CSeries (atwonline.com) ^ investing $1 billion (atwonline.com) ^ certified in December (atwonline.com) ^ enter service with Swiss International Air Lines (atwonline.com)

101: Police non-emergency number 0

101: Police non-emergency number

Norfolk Constabulary is supporting a Home Office campaign reminding the public that they should call 101 if they need to contact their local police for non-emergency issues. More than three quarters of 999 calls received by the police are for non-emergencies, such as people reporting crimes that are no longer in progress (for example discovering that their home has been burgled or their vehicle has been stolen), or wanting to discuss anti-social behaviour in their local area.

101 is an easy-to-remember number for the public to call the police, and is designed to reduce the number of non-emergency 999 calls. This allows the police to respond more quickly to genuine emergencies, such as when someone is in immediate danger, a crime is happening right now, or a suspect for a serious crime is nearby.

Launched in 2012, 101 covers all police forces across the UK and has replaced individual forces local numbers.

A call to 101 costs just 15 pence no matter how long your call is.

Not only is this cheaper than some forces local numbers, the single rate for every call means you know exactly how much your call will cost.