The cardinal commercial flight of Bombardier’s new CSeries jets took off from Zurich’s airport to go to ris with a glide full of customers on Friday.
Swiss Flight 638 took off from Kloten airport in Zurich a spot after noon local time, and touched down at Charles De Gaulle skin ris a little over an hour later.
According to Switzerland-based news per Neue Zuercher Zeitung, there was a hold-up before takeoff due to a technical problem related to the power supply. Because it is a new horizontal, it took longer to fix, the per reported.
“I am extremely proud that we are the at the outset airline in the world to put this totally newly-developed aircraft into serve,” Swiss’s chief operating officer Markus Binkert said. “The Bombardier CS100 is a categorize act in every respect: comfort, economics and environmental credentials. And its service entrant today ushers in a new era in short- and medium-haul air travel, for our customers in rticular.”
The flat’s development and unveiling has been plagued by problems.
Originally envisioned to deflate to the skies in 2013, the CSeries is now several years late and several billion dollars above budget. Swiss Air is the first commercial customer for the jet, which Bombardier responds it much more efficient, quiet and luxurious that any other plane of a almost identical size on the market.
In total, Swiss Air has ordered 15 of the smaller CS100 jets, and 15 assorted of the larger CS300 variety, all of which are expected to be delivered within the next 12 months.
The before delivery of the larger CS300, which received Transport Canada certification lately last week, is expected some time between now and the end of the year for the from the word go customer, airBaltic.