AIAC Statement: Bombardier CS100 Awarded Aircraft Type Certification

December 18, 2015

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Ottawa (Ontario), December 18, 2015 – Today Bombardier announced that its CS100 aircraft has received its Transport Canada Type Certification, which will allow the aircraft to be delivered and enter into service in 2016. The CS100 is the first of Bombardier’s CSeries program to be cleared to enter service; the larger CS300 is expected to receive certification within the next six months.

Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, issued the following statement in response to the announcement:

AIAC offers our sincere congratulates to Bombardier and the CSeries team on this important milestone. Many years of research, collaboration, and investment have gone into the CSeries program, and the certification of the CS100 is a major accomplishment for Bombardier and for Canadian aerospace as a whole. We are proud to celebrate this achievement with Bombardier today, and look forward to seeing the CS100 enter service in the new year.

Related Links:
Bombardier News Release

About AIAC:
AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes over $29B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 180,000 Canadians.

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For information:
Kristen VanderHoek
Director of Communications
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225
kvanderhoek@aiac.ca