Lufthansa confirms CSeries orderLufthansa signs firm oder for Cseries
Bombardier: Festauftrag für 30 Flugzeuge<br /> After approval by the supervisory board, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the launch customer for the CSeries aircraft program, has now signed a firm purchase agreement for 30 CSeries model CS100 (formerly C110) single-aisle aircraft.
The aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa's subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines. The agreement also includes options on an additional 30 CSeries aircraft. Based on list price, the contract value for the 30 CS100 aircraft is approximately $1.53 billion US. The Lufthansa Group became the launch customer for the CSeries aircraft family in July 2008 when it signed a Letter of Interest (LOI) for up to 60 aircraft, including 30 options.
Bombardier Aerospace also 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.
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 per cent less CO2 and 50 per cent less NOx, fly four times quieter, and deliver dramatic energy savings - 20 per cent fuel burn advantage as well as 15 per cent improved cash operating costs versus current in-production aircraft of similar size, Bombardier claims.
The CS100 and CS300 aircraft models will share a new common Pratt & Whitney „PurePower“ engine and have the same crew type rating, operating and maintenance procedures. 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.