Newspaper article The Canadian Press

European and U.S. Aviation Bodies Certify Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

European and U.S. Aviation Bodies Certify Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

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Europe, U.S., certify Bombardier planes

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MONTREAL - Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) says aviation authorities in Europe and the United States have now certified its CS100 series passenger planes, clearing the way for delivery of the aircraft to Swiss International Air Lines by the end of the month.

The Swiss carrier is scheduled to be the first to put the plane into commercial service in July.

Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S. and the European Aviation Safety Agency follows a similar decision by Transport Canada in December 2015.

Montreal-based Bombardier has a lot riding on the success of the CSeries aircraft, which is two years behind schedule and has incurred about US$2 billion in cost overruns. …

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