Le Groupe Lufthansa signé avec Bombardier une entente d'achat prévoyant jusqu'à 60 avions CSeries
- Bombardier annonce l'adoption de nouveaux noms de modèle pour sa gamme d'avions révolutionnaire
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - le 11 mars 2009) - Bombardier Aéronautique annonce aujourd'hui que Deutsche Lufthansa AG, client de lancement du programme d'avions CSeries, a signé une entente ferme d'achat de 30 avions CSeries de modèle CS100 (anciennement C110) à couloir unique. Ces avions seront exploités par la filiale de Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. L'entente prévoit également des options sur 30 autres avions CSeries.
Au prix courant, la valeur du contrat des 30 avions CS100 s'élève à environ 1,53 milliard $US.
"Our purchase agreement with Bombardier for CSeries aircraft is a renewal of Lufthansa's commitment to commercial success balanced by environmental and business policies oriented toward sustainability and passenger comfort," said Nico Buchholz, Senior Vice President, Corporate Fleet, Lufthansa. "We are proud to be the launch customer for the CSeries family of aircraft which meets our requirements for sustainable fleet development including significant reductions in fuel burn and noise, as well as offering flexibility for the future."
"Having Lufthansa - known throughout the airline industry for its stringent engineering and technical standards - sign this purchase agreement for our CSeries aircraft, confirms their confidence in the airplane and the future of the program," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "We, at Bombardier, are delighted to have Lufthansa working with us from the beginning as we develop a family of aircraft designed specifically to meet the needs of the 100- to 149-seat market segment."
Bombardier Aerospace also today announced the launch of new model designations for its game-changing CSeries family of aircraft. The 110-seat configuration (previously known as the C110 aircraft) will be designated the CSeries model CS100 aircraft and the 130-seat configuration (formerly the C130 aircraft) will be designated the CSeries model CS300 aircraft.
The 110-seat and 130-seat CSeries family of aircraft brings unmatched passenger comfort, performance, and operating economics, benefiting from the latest technological advancements, including: fourth-generation aerodynamics; increased use of composites and advanced aluminium alloys in structures; the very latest in system technologies, such as fly-by-wire, electric brakes, and a next-generation engine - the Pratt & Whitney PurePower(TM) PW1000G engine. PurePower(TM) represents a significant breakthrough in turbofan technology, especially on the environmental front where it will set new benchmarks from dramatically reduced fuel burn, noise, and emissions.
At time of entry into service in 2013, the CSeries family of aircraft will be the greenest single-aisle aircraft in its class. These game-changing aircraft will emit 20(i) per cent less CO2 and 50(i) per cent less NOx, fly four(i) times quieter, and deliver dramatic energy savings - 20(i) per cent fuel burn advantage as well as 15(i) per cent improved cash operating costs versus current in-production aircraft of similar size. The CSeries aircraft will set a new benchmark in the industry, consuming as little as two litres of fuel per passenger per 100 kilometres in its more dense seating layouts(i).
The CS100 and CS300 aircraft models will share a new common centerline engine and have the same crew type rating, operating and maintenance procedures. Each of the aircraft models will also have operational flexibility to permit utilization on both short-haul and transcontinental routes.
In addition to Bombardier's fourth-generation transonic composite wing design, the company is also using its Reconfigurable Engineering Flight Simulator II (REFS II) to develop customized 'fly-by-wire' control laws specific to CSeries aircraft. This simulator is the first of many devices planned, as part of an extensive integrated test regime, to ensure the CSeries aircraft achieves consistently high levels of reliability when it enters service.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2008, were $17.5 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Bombardier, CS100, CS300 and CSeries, are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
(i) The CSeries aircraft is in the design phase. All data and specifications are estimates, subject to change in family strategy, branding, capacity, performance during the course of the design, manufacture and certification process. Performance has been estimated based on a 500-nm North American operating environment.
(TM) PurePower is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corp. - Pratt & Whitney.
Note to Editors
Images of Swiss CS100 aircraft are available in the press releases section at: www.aero.bombardier.com. For CSeries aircraft images, video and product information please visit www.nowisthefuture.com.
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