Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has unveiled its under-development CS300 medium range aircraft – its largest aircraft yet with seating capacity of up to 160 passengers.
The CSeries family of aircraft offers seating capacity of 100-149 seats with a maximum of 160 seats on the CS300. Bombardier claims that the advanced construction materials and new engines for the new aircraft lead to 15 percent lower operating costs, 20 percent lower fuel costs as well as lower noise and carbon emissions.
The first flight of a Cseries aircraft is expected in June and the aircraft is expected to enter service in 2014. Latvia based airBaltic is one of the first customers of the aircraft.