Korean Air first carrier in Asia to introduce CS-300 airplane
Seoul, South Korea - The Bombardier model begins operating next January 16
Korean Air has become the first carrier in Asia to introduce Bombardier’s CS-300 series aircraft, allowing the airline more flexibility in its domestic routes and introducing Premium Economy seating to its fleet. The aircraft was accepted at a delivery ceremony in the last days at industry’s Mirabel Facility in Quebec, Canada. The plane arrived in Seoul Dec. 25 and begin operating on its domestic routes Jan. 16, 2018. The carrier is expected to take delivery of its second CS-300 before year-end; the airline is planning to receive a total of ten aircraft. Korean Air CS-300 Details CS-300 Data Length(m) 38.7 Height(m) 11.8 Width(m) 35.1 Fuselage width(m) 3.7 Maximum takeoff weight(lbs) 149,000 Cruising speed(km/h) 836 Maximum operating distance(km) 4,643 Engine Manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Family Geared Turbofan (GTF) Model PW1521G Thrust(lbs.) 21,000 Number of engines(per aircraft) 2.
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