The Bombardier C Series is recognizably different from all other medium range jet liners out there because of its narrow body. It’s considered to be one of the most efficient aircrafts that currently fly the skies. It uses the latest technological designs, which allows it to be the world’s most economical aircraft. The CS100 is made from the ground up, starting from design to production. No aircraft was made from tweaking parts to see which works. The CS100 is a state-of-the-art machine, and if you’ve ever been on one, you should know this to be true. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about this marvelous aircraft.
1. It has a single aisle.
As a matter of fact, this is the only single-aisle aircraft that was designed and made to seat 100 passengers. There is nothing else on the market like it. The CS100 is optimized to hold as many passengers as it can without compromising the comforts of the passengers and crew as well.
2. It costs less to fly.
The Bombardier CS100 offers up to 18% lower costs when compared to larger aircrafts. This generally means that the cost is also 18% less per passenger, which is great considering that all aircrafts currently in flight offers new amenities and new engines altogether. People are paying more for re-engined aircrafts than new ones.
3. It is unbelievably light.
The CS100 is about 12,000 lbs. lighter than other aircrafts in its class. That’s a huge chunk of difference, which means more efficiency for this aircraft altogether. The 12,000 lb. difference means that the CS100 burns less fuel as well, which ultimately translates to less money out of the pockets of passengers.
4. It uses a Pratt & Whitney engine.
Pratt & Whitney has always been known for its ingenuity, and it just so happens to be part of the innovation of the CS100. This particular Bombardier uses a Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engine, one that’s specifically designed to fit the CS100’s specifications. This engine helps the aircraft achieve reduced fuel burns, reduced noise, and reduced emissions altogether.
5. It has incredibly reduced emissions.
As previously stated, this aircraft is designed to work well with the environment, starting with its carbon dioxide emission advantage. The 20% reduction in emissions is incomparable in today’s industry. In addition, it also offers 50% fewer NOx emissions. All of these things help keep the environment clean today and for the future.
6. It is as quiet as an aircraft could be.
As a matter of fact, the Bombardier CS100 is actually the quietest commercial aircraft in its class. That’s saying something considering that noise is one of the biggest issues when it comes to commercial aircrafts. While other aircrafts in its class are producing way over 265 EPNdB (effective perceived noise in decibels), the CS100 is at an impressive 255 EPNdB.
7. It is optimized for the environment.
Apart from reduced emissions, this aircraft offers more when it comes to environmental accountability. Starting from the design stages, the company makes sure that the design is optimized for the environment. The aircraft only uses raw resources and anything used in the process are evaluated for hazardous materials.
8. It’s quite spacious compared to other aircrafts of its class.
Considering its narrow body, the Bombardier CS100 is actually quite spacious inside and is designed for passengers that way. It has such a wide body feel for a single-aisle aircraft that offer a completely unparalleled flying experience. It has a largest stowage in its class, capable of even stowing away oversized carry-on luggage.
9. It has the best views.
There are no aircrafts out there that offer the same views that the Bombardier CS100. It has extra large windows that are positioned in such a way that allows for the best views in the skies. The windows allow for a lot of natural light to come in.
10. It has a bathroom for those with reduced mobility.
The bathrooms in this aircraft are just out of this world. It’s not something that you see on aircrafts every day. Apart from being larger than normal, these bathrooms are also equipped to assist people that have reduced mobility. It even has larger entryways than normal. It’s absolutely nothing like you’ve seen before.