Bombardier to display technology behind innovative plane
The technology behind Bombardier's brand new CSeries aircraft - parts of which are made in Belfast - is set to be shown off to the world's top aerospace experts at the Paris Air Show.
Five of the company's planes are to go on show at the event while visitors will get the chance to enter the 70ft 'CSeries Dome' - featuring the aircraft's new cabin demonstrator, technology and touchscreen displays.
The wings of the CSeries Bombardier are made at the company's £520m factory in Belfast, which employs around 400 people.
There are already 100 orders in for the plane, the most recent of which came from Swedish airline Braathens Aviation in a deal worth £400m.
Bombardier's 25th year in the aerospace industry will also be celebrated at the air show.
Other aircraft on display include the Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300, Global 6000, Q400 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet.
Ahead of the event this weekend, Gary R Scott, president at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said: "Our Paris highlight will be the debut of the newest cabin mock-up of the CSeries jetliner housed in an impressive purpose-built environment."
Guy C Hachey, president and chief operating officer at Bombardier Aerospace, said the company is currently the world's third largest civil aircraft manufacturer.
"We reached this position of leadership by paying strict attention to our customers' needs and challenges, and through our ability to think outside of the box," he said.
Bombardier is the only company that successfully competes in the regional jet, turboprop and mainline aircraft markets.
The number of orders already in place for the CSeries aircraft