Bombardier today confirmed what had been widely reported, that it is offering a 160-seat, high-density version of the CS300.
The company made the announcement in advance of its program update and the “reveal” of the first Flight Test Vehicle (FTV 1) based on the CS100.
The 160-seat model had been rumored for some time before it became public during the Farnborough Air Show last year when AirAsia considered the version. In the end, AirAsia stuck with Airbus and is now has ordered more A320 family members than any other customer.
Bombardier said the high density CS300 is available as a new-order option or as a retrofit. A second overwing exit is required.
airBaltia, a previously announced customer, will configure the CS300 for 148 passengers.