The Latvian airline airBaltic together with Bombardier is participating in the global aerospace industry exhibition ILA Berlin from April 25 until April 27. As the launch operator of the aircraft airBaltic together with manufacturer Bombardier will present the most advanced commercial jet aircraft Bombardier CS300 to the ILA Berlin visitors.
During the ILA Berlin exhibition, Berlin becomes the global platform for the world’s aerospace industry. More than 1 000 exhibitors ranging from major corporations to highly specialised suppliers and users will showcase their expertise in areas such as civil aviation, defence, security and space flight at this event in the heart of Europe.
ILA Berlin this year expects to attract about 150 000 visitors, including over 3 000 media representatives.
Yesterday, on April 24, 2018, airBaltic welcomed its millionth passenger traveling on the Bombardier CS300 aircraft since the launch of commercial operations of the aircraft on December 14, 2016. Thus far, the airline has completed more than 9 069 flights and flown over 23 603 block hours. Today, every fourth airBaltic passenger flies the CS300 aircraft.
The new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, with a total of 145 seats, offers an excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and more.
The new aircraft is also much quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment, it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.