Published on : Wednesday, June 8, 2016
There were around 100 passengers onboard which included the CEO of the company. The aircraft has not quite entered in commercial service yet, but the CS100 commercial flight will be catering to customers from July 15.
With attempts to challenge Airbus and Boeing the launch of the CSeries comes with 125 seats in a single-class cabin by German manufacturers ZIM.
What is the CS100 series offering which is better than Airbus and Boeing:
The appearance is compact from the outside almost like a regional jet but from the inside it is has wide body. The cabin width of the CSeries is 10.7 feet (3.28 meters), while an Airbus A320, with one seat extra per row, measures 12.1 feet (3.70 meters).
It boasts of 6.9 feet (2.11 meter) high cabin ceiling and huge overhead bins. Overhead space is sufficient for passengers to bring their typical cabin bag that fit in comfortably.
There is a 2-3 seat layout in every row with a width of 18.5 inches, even 19 inches for the middle seat. The business class is 2-2 arrangement on the CSeries with 20 inches width. While the Embraer’s 2-2 or Airbus and Boeing types’ 3-3 configuration and the A320 seat normally is 17 inches wide.
The rear cabin of the Lufthansa’s A320neo does offer roomy space with 29 inches seat pitch; however Bombardier offers a much roomier rear cabin. There will be 120 seats in the standard single cabin class layout and will offer a 32 inches pitch. Swiss plans to install 125 seats on its CS100 with 30 inches pitch.
The windows of the CS100 are 50 percent larger than the Airbus A320, the aisle measures 20 inches, and the widest is found in the twin engine jetliner.
The noise level in Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines is slightly louder than A380 boasting of insulated cabin walls. It is 2 decibels louder than the A320. the CS100 only takes four minutes to start with the pilot simply turning two switches on the flight deck’s middle console near the thrust levers.
The swift take off helps in its power reserve and serves well in shorter runways.
The CSeries has a range of flying almost 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles). The aircraft burns about 35% less fuel than Airbus or Boeing twin. The SWISS will operate with ten CS100 and 20 models till 2018 after which it will introduce the CS300s which will be larger with 145 seats. SWISS will receive its first order of the CS100 Series of nine aircraft in 2017 and the rest of the eleven of both versions will come in by 2018.
There will be some upgrading from other manufacturers too, so passengers can look forward to more comfort while aircraft battle to get better.