Bombardier's new CS100 aircraft to be on display at Singapore Airshow

SINGAPORE - Visitors to the upcoming Singapore Airshow from Feb 16-21 will get the chance to check out the latest aircraft model from Canadian airplane manufacturer Bombardier, the CS100 aircraft.

In a statement on Friday (Jan 22), Bombardier confirmed that the new model will be on static display at the 2016 event.

The CS100 is part of Bombadier's C Series family, which is designed to offer potential savings of between US$7.5 million (S$10.7 million) to US$12 million per aircraft to operators.

The model also has larger seats, overhead bins and windows that create a wide-body feel, Bombardier said.

The aircraft maker also revealed that the CS100 is structurally complete, and is scheduled to be delivered to its first operator, SWISS International Air Lines, in the second quarter of 2016.

This year represents the fifth edition of the Singapore Airshow, and will see over 1,000 participating companies from over 50 countries.

In the static display area, visitors will be able to explore and take photos with the fleet of aviation stars. Other jets that will be on display include the Singapore Airforce's F-16C (Black Knight) and the Bombardier Global 6000 business jet.