Bombardier Aerospace disclosed today that a previously announced firm order for 10 CS100 aircraft was placed by Odyssey Airlines, a new airline that intends to operate from London City Airport.
The firm order was announced on June 24, 2011. Based on the list price for the CS100 aircraft at the time of the order, the firm order is valued at $628 million US.
“We are launching Odyssey Airlines with the CS100 aircraft because its transcontinental range will allow us to connect key city airports with stringent performance and environmental requirements both in Europe and further afield,” said Adam D. Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Odyssey Airlines. “We have a unique strategy that will offer a premier service with a focus on new destinations that cannot currently be served from London City Airport. For us, the game-changingCSeries aircraft offers the best-in-class airfield performance, the lowest sound profile of any commercial aircraft in production in its segment, and will provide the ability to open new markets — all of which are integral to our business model.”
“Over the last two years, Bombardier has seen Odyssey evolve into a forward-thinking and up-and-coming airline. We are thrilled to publicly welcome Odyssey Airlines to the family of CS100aircraft operators,” said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “TheCSeries aircraft’s premium cabin, reduced environmental footprint and fantastic ability to serve a wide range of missions are the perfect pairing to Odyssey’s business plan,” he added.
About CSeries Aircraft
Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the 100 per cent new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, theCSeries aircraft family will offer a 15* per cent cash operating cost advantage and a 20* per cent fuel burn advantage. With the extra capacity seating option, the CS300 aircraft’s productivity further improves, offering airlines an average of four* per cent additional cash operating cost advantage per seat. The CSeries aircraft’s clean-sheet design is ensuring that the aircraft will achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, as well as superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance and a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km)*. The CSeries aircraft will be up to 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg)* lighter than other aircraft in the same seat category and will provide passengers with a best-in-class, widebody cabin environment in a single-aisle aircraft.
As of March 31, 2013, Bombardier had booked orders and commitments for 388 CSeries aircraft, which included firm orders for 145 CSeries airliners.