June 16, 2015, Paris Air Show: Bombardier yesterday detailed the performance figures of its new CS100 and CS300 mainline jets, revealing more detailed numbers than it disclosed Sunday during a preview. We have looked at these numbers and found that even these numbers are conservative.
Rob Dewar, VP of the CSeries, Sunday disclosed better fuel economics, better payload and better range than the 2,950nm advertised when the program was launched.
The effect of the improvements means CS300 now has a standard range with full passengers and luggage of 3,300nm and the CS100 3,100nm. BBD uses 102 kilos/225 lbm for passengers with bags in its calculations, at the request of its launch customer, Lufthansa Group (Swiss Airlines). Had Bombardier used the weight standards for passengers and baggage that is common in the industry, 210lb or 95kg, the range of the CS100 would have been 3,300nm and the CS300 range would have been 3,500nm, according to our calculations.
LNC’s Bjorn Fehrm, an aerospace engineer, provides some commentary about the CSeries construction.
This gives CSeries unrestricted US trans-con capability on the Miami-Seattle route, the longest within the continental United States, and makes London City Airport to the US well within reach.
Runway takeoff length for CS100 is 4,800 ft at sea level and a full load and 6,200 ft for CS300.
The last time a mainline jet exceeded specifications at entry into service was the Boeing 777-300ER, by a few percentage points. Before that it was the Boeing 727-100, which came in 10% better on fuel economy.