July 10, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: Our coverage of the Farnborough Air Show (#FIA16 on Twitter) begins today, with a media flight on the Bombardier CS100. The day was rainy and somewhat turbulent until the flight got above the clouds. Some videos are jumpy as a result.
There are several videos about the flight and some with interviews following the page break.
The first video is intended to demonstrate the quiet Pratt & Whitney engines during taxi.
The following video is of the take-off. It is intended to demonstrate how quiet the PW GTF is. Although not on the video, upon landing the thrust reversers were deployed. This writer, sitting over the wing, could not hear them.
The following video is intended to demonstrate the cabin quiet in conjunction with the PA announcement. Also note the wide aisle and the room on either side of the galley cart and mentally compare this with current jets.
The following video explains some of the cockpit features in the new Bombardier CS100. The pilot is a company pilot.
CS100 special performance
Rob Dewar, VP of the CSeries program, discusses the special performance of the CS100.
CSeries Cabin Features
Dewar also discusses cabin features of the CSeries. Turbulence makes for a jumpy video.