PARIS, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 16/06/09 -- Bombardier Aéronautique est en bonne voie pour livrer le premier avion CSeries à couloir unique en 2013. La gamme d'avions CSeries à rangées de cinq fauteuils est spécialement conçue pour répondre aux besoins croissants du marché des appareils commerciaux de 100 à 149 places. Bombardier prévoit une demande de 6 300 appareils de cette catégorie, évaluée à environ 360 milliards $US, dans les 20 prochaines années (2009 - 2028).
Ce programme compte 50 commandes fermes et 50 options de Deutsche Lufthansa AG et de Lease Corporation International Group. La commande de Lufthansa comprend des commandes fermes de 30 avions CS100 et des options sur 30 autres avions CSeries. Lease Corporation International Group a commandé trois avions CS100 et 17 avions CS300 et a pris des options sur 20 autres CSeries.
The CSeries aircraft family has been increased to five variants: CS100 (2,200 nm/110 pax); CS100 ER (Extended Range) (2,950 nm/110 pax); CS300 (2,200 nm/130 pax); CS300 XT (Extra Thrust) (2,200 nm/130 pax); and CS300 ER (2,950 nm/130 pax). All models will be powered by Pratt & Whitney's new-technology PurePower(TM) PW1000G engine of up to 23,300 pounds (103.6 kN) thrust. Its bypass ratio of 12:1 - which at entry into service is predicted to be the highest in the industry - will help to bring double-digit reductions in fuel burn, gaseous emissions and operating costs, while the engine powers an aircraft that is four times quieter than current in-production aircraft of similar size. Bombardier expects a 28 per cent reduction in direct maintenance costs versus those of aircraft currently in production.
Bombardier is building a high-tech CSeries aircraft testing facility, Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) at Mirabel, work on which is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2009. The CIASTA will include, amongst other things, the CSeries Integrated Systems Test Certification Rig. All of the flight control systems, avionics, electrical and environmental controls will be tested one year in advance of the actual flight test program. The CSeries aircraft is being designed to achieve 99 per cent dispatch reliability at entry into service.
Based at the Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast site, the CSeries composite wing development program is on schedule and is meeting all expectations. The pre-production demonstrator program is well under way, and is now verifying the design, manufacturing and assembly processes.
The first CSeries aircraft will be built at Mirabel. For the first time, Bombardier will conduct all development and testing, including the flight test program, at Mirabel. Five CS100 aircraft will take part in the flight test program which is expected to take about 1,800 hours over a 12-month period.
"Our CSeries aircraft configuration will meet customers' requirements in virtually every corner of the globe," said Benjamin Boehm, Vice President, Programs, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "The CSeries aircraft is a more economical, passenger-oriented, flexible airliner with transcontinental range and short-field capability. It takes advantage of technologies only available for a 2013 entry into service."
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(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.
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