Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has celebrated the delivery of a first CS300 aircraft to Korean Air Lines .
“This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into the fast-growing Asian market,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, at an event last month.
“We expect that over the next 20 years, Asian operators will take delivery of 2,870 small single-aisle aircraft,” he added.
Executives from Korean Air and Bombardier and several hundred shop floor employees who build the C Series aircraft attended the delivery ceremony at the C Series production facility at Mirabel, Quebec.
The CS300 aircraft will allow Korean Air to allocate its larger single-aisle jets and wide body aircraft to routes requiring their capacity and “right size” the Bombardier jet to lower-density regional routes.