Bombardier’s all-new C Series aircraft, which seats 100-150 people, was designed and purpose-built with efficiency in mind and with impressive CO2 savings compared to the aircraft it replaces.
Composed of the CS100 and the larger CS300 aircraft, the C Series family combines a number of factors to ensure a dramatically-reduced environmental footprint, resulting in a 20% increase in fuel efficiency.
Thanks to the use of advanced structural materials, with an advanced aluminium fuselage and composites wings, nacelle and rear fuselage, nearly a tonne of weight has been saved. The aircraft’s structure has also been designed to provide the maximum aerodynamics, thereby reducing drag. Using computer modelling programmes and advanced wind tunnel testing, Bombardier has produced an aircraft family that is as aerodynamic as possible.
The C Series is equipped with the state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G Geared Turbofan engine, which drives up fuel efficiency and reduces noise.
The C Series’ fuel efficiency is not just produced through structural technology. Improved navigation capabilities ensure that flights are more efficient and direct, cutting down on wasted time in the air.
Bombardier has also not just restricted their environmental concerns to fuel burn. Every stage in the production process is thought of in terms of a lifecycle analysis, from design to end of life. This includes ensuring the supply chain is as environmentally friendly as possible and that the manufacturing process uses as few hazardous materials as possible.