We can’t wait until 15 July, when we’ll start operating the new Bombardier CS 100 as the world’s first airline carrier. LX 638, departing at 12:30 from Zurich to Paris Charles de Gaulle will be the first commercial C Series SWISS operated flight. We’re proud, as the national airline of Switzerland, to be the launch carrier of the C Series. Beforehand, we’d like to share a few fun facts about the CS100, so you can get a better idea of our new aircraft.
- 177‘901 Lindor gift boxes are necessary to fill the cargo hold of the CS100 (freight volume = 23.7 m3).
- The C Series has sufficient capacity to fly with 10 elephants aboard.
- The C Series can transport double the amount of baggage than the weight of a fully-grown Orca (approximately 3,600 kg).
- The Mont Blanc massif has an elevation of 4,809 meters. The maximum elevation reached by the CS100 is 2.5 times that of the Mont Blanc.
- Measuring the length of the corridor of the CS100 would require 1,512 one franc coins to be placed side by side.
- 400 liters of milk are required to produce a wheel of Gruyere cheese, which weighs around 35 kg. With the 23,700 litres of milk, which is equivalent to the cargo holds capacity, 2, 073,75 kg of Gruyère could be produced. This is equivalent to 59 wheels of cheese!
- The length of the CS100 corresponds roughly to the length of 8 VW Golfs placed side by side (The CS100 measures around 35 m in length, while the VW Golf measures 4.225 meters).
- On average, the C Series’ fuel consumption is around 2 litres/100 km per passenger. For comparison: On average, the Golf 2016 by Volkswagen uses around 6.4 liters per 100 km.
- The engine of the C Series measures 73 inches in diameter. A person 1.85 m tall (6.08 feet), can stand upright in the engine.