Having accumulated over 300 orders and commitments for CSeries CS100 and CS300 aircraft, Bombardier says it is now sold out of delivery slots in 2014 and 2015 and 60% sold out in 2016.
With its first delivery pegged for the end of 2013, CSeries programme vice president and general manager Rob Dewar said the Canadian airframer plans to deliver 40 aircraft in 2014, followed by 80 in 2015 and 120 in 2016 as it ramps its production to ten aircraft per month, delivering 240 aircraft during its first three full years of service.
The CSeries final assembly industrial footprint will eventually support a build rate of 20 per month, or one aircraft completed every manufacturing day.
The final assembly facilities that will construct the static, fatigue and flight test vehicles are nearing completion, with the first tooling having arrived in 2011 and will be unwrapped from its shipping plastic this week, said Dewar.
Source: Air Transport Intelligence news