First Airbus A200 Client + CSeries Production Update May 18, 2018
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11:38 (15:38 UTC) - May 18, 2018 – Quebec, Canada
by Sylvain Faust
This is Friday, "already" for some and "at last" for others. For me? Without telling you my age (not hard to find out) I can say that I feel time "flies" faster than before…
First Airbus A200 Client – Korean Air or SWISS?
As I previously reported 3 days ago (https://www.fliegerfaust.com/cseries-production-2569075212.html), next CSeries delivery is SWISS MSN 55029 (CS300 HB-JCL) living tomorrow Saturday for Switzerland, May 19. Once again living around 6:00 (10:00 UTC) from Mirabel airport where is located the aircraft factory. Mirabel airport code is YMX/CYMX and is located North-West of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
SWISS MSN 55030 is ready for delivery. SWISS should be taking delivery next week before the end of the month. It will be interesting to see SWISS taking delivery of 2 CSeries aircraft a few days apart.
First Airbus A200 Client – MSN 55031 is interesting. This next Korean Air CS300 (oops A230, my "C" and "S" keys on my different keyboards will be taking a break…) is interesting because Bombardier did its pre-delivery test flights in 2 days. 2 days with 2 flights per day and is now scheduled for delivery June 1st. Quick, Nice, Done! A sign if what is to come?
Will Bombardier, Quebec Government and Airbus deal for the control over the CSeries be completed by… Friday the 25? Thursday the 31? (after markets are closed).
Ah! Could the SWISS MSN 55030 be the first one delivered under Airbus's control making SWISS the First A200 Client? If not, it will be Korean Air MAN 55031 will be.
The following CSeries aircraft, or Airbus A200, in fact a A230 if Airbus goes on with the name change, "formerly known as the CS300" (yes I miss Prince), MSN 55032 has been given to the pre-delivery test pilots and should be flying later today making its first flight, weather permitting as always.
Next airBaltic CSeries (yes A230 etc. Airbus etc. you get the picture) is MSN 55034 and is with the pre-delivery pilots while being worked on for snags.
That's it for the next 5 aircraft delivery and first Airbus A200 client.
Many people involved with the CSeries are telling me that the arrival of Airbus in the next few days is giving them confidence that things will be changing positively at last with the productions as well as with the orders.
The workers seem to be more meticulousness before the arriving of the new BOSS. As for the orders, expectations are for a slew of them currently on hold until the deal is closed. Expectations are also for more orders between Jul 16, 2018 and Jul 22, 2018, you know why I'm sure!
Stay tuned as always for more.
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