The Bombardier C Series will be the newest addition to Delta’s fleet, arriving in late 2018. The CS100 follows the Airbus A350, further expanding Delta’s fleet diversity.
Shortly after Delta’s announcement to purchase the C Series, a significant tariff was proposed, potentially halting delivery. However, a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission paved the way for the deliveries to begin, albeit almost a year behind schedule. Delta is the U.S. launch customer for the C Series, with 75 firm orders with options for 50 additional orders, some of which may be converted to the larger CS300.
While an AE with the C Series has not been published yet, the aircraft is expected to use crews based in NYC and LAX, and the first revenue flight is planned for Q4 2018.
Here’s what the Bombardier C-Series 100 brochure has to say about the aircraft’s cockpit and engines:
The C Series’ cutting-edge flight deck includes large LCDs as well as dual flight management systems (FMS) with optimized control and display functions, RNP0.1 capability, dual cursor control devices, datalink, Cat IIIB auto-land, and side stick controls.
The aircraft is equipped with Pratt & Whitney Pure-Power® PW1500G engines.
Possessing one of the highest bypass ratios (12:1) of any turbofan engine in the world, the PW1500G delivers reduced fuel burn, noise, and emissions thanks to its advanced combustion technology and Fan Drive Gear System™.
The Delta C-Series launch team is excited about the new technology coming to the airline. With a range of 3200 nm, it qualifies as trans-con aircraft. Interior plans for the CS100 show a 2-3 main cabin and a 2-2 business class for a 110-seat configuration.
For more details about the C-series, check out the Swiss Airlines Blog.