Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and CAE have announced that Transport Canada, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded Interim Level C qualification on the full flight simulator (FFS), and qualified the flight training device (FTD) for the all-new CS100 aircraft.

Officials from each of the authorities granted their respective qualifications following final inspection of the simulator and training device located at Bombardier's training centre in Montréal.

"Our teams have been working diligently to achieve the qualifications for the CS100 aircraft training devices and we are delighted that the three regulatory authorities approved in quick succession - particularly as we ramp up our customer support activities in preparation for the first delivery and entry-into-service in Q2 2016," said Todd Young, vice president and general manager, Customer Services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "Additionally, 95 per cent of technical publications are complete and operators are accessing these publications through our new online customer portal. We are steadily increasing our team of Field Service Representatives and technicians to service our C Series aircraft customers."