Optimized for the 100- to 150-seat market segment

The world’s leanest, most economical aircraft wasn’t created by tweaking, it was purpose-designed and built from the ground up. The C Series is now the most efficient aircraft in the skies. The C Series aircraft’s cutting-edge design, coupled with the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G engine, creates an aircraft that is the perfect balance of proven methods, materials and leading edge technology.

  • The only single-aisle aircraft optimized for the 100- to 150-seat market
  • Up to 18% lower cost per passenger than larger re-engined aircraft
  • Lowest fuel burn at 2 litres per passenger per 100 km
  • Unrivalled passenger experience
  • Unmatched environmental scorecard with lowest noise footprint in its class
  • In a regional dual class 99-seat configuration, it is capable of operating in the most challenging environments and serving routes from high altitude airports

Advanced Materials

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A New Meaning to Traveling Light

As the C Series is entirely purpose-built and specifically designed for the 100- to 150-seat market, many cost-saving advantages have been built in, such as an optimized five-abreast cabin and advanced materials.

The result is an aircraft that is up to 12,000 lb. lighter than its competitors. Extensive utilization of these advanced structural materials delivers significant weight savings and contributes to the C Series aircraft’s 20% fuel burn advantage.

Innovative Engine

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Certified Technology

The aircraft is equipped with Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G engines; an engine specifically designed for the C Series aircraft family. 

Having one of the highest by-pass ratios (12:1) of any turbofan engine in the world, the PW1500G delivers reduced fuel burn, noise and emissions thanks to its advanced combustion technology and fan drive Gear System™.

Key features of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G certified engine:

  • Advanced combustion technology
  • Fan Drive Gear System™
  • Highest by-pass ratio of any certified turbofan engine in the world
  • Fewer stages and airfoils

The unique combination of the C Series aircraft and the Pratt & Whitney’s engine ultimately delivers:

  • Reduced emissions
  • Reduced noise
  • Reduced fuel burn

PurePower® PW1500G engine and Fan Drive Gear System™ are trademarks of United Technologies Corp. -Pratt & Whitney or its subsidiaries.

State-of-the-Art Flight Deck


Advanced Cockpit

The C Series cutting-edge flight deck includes large LCD displays as well as dual flight management systems (FMS) with optimized control and display functions, RNP 0.1 capability, dual cursor control devices, datalink, Cat IIIa autoland and sidestick controls as baseline.

The result is an integrated avionics experience that increases pilot situational awareness and reduces workload. C Series flight deck sets new standards for others to follow.

Watch the video to take a virtual tour and discover the C Series aircraft’s technologically advanced deck in more detail.

Advanced Technology


Optimal Balance of Leading-Edge Technology

The C Series aircraft are exceptional, from engines to engineering, ensuring that operators enjoy value today and growth tomorrow. The aircraft is equipped with an advanced flight deck, fly-by-wire controls, advanced materials, Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS), and Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G engines.

The C Series AHMS has the power to change how airline maintenance crews manage their activities, resulting in fewer mechanical delays and superior dispatch reliability.


Advanced Aerodynamics

Less drag means that less fuel is burnt. The C Series aircraft’s reduced drag, optimized wing aerodynamics and integrated 3-axis fly-by-wire controls all contribute to the family’s 20% fuel burn advantage.

Through each phase of design, the C Series' aerodynamics were developed using cutting-edge tools coupled with advanced engineering principles to design an aircraft with optimal performance and reduced drag:


Computational Fluid Dynamics

State-of-the-art computational aerodynamics combined with 21st century supercomputing capability, in the hands of highly qualified & experienced engineers.



Wind Tunnel Testing

To confirm the design and validate the aerodynamic characteristic ahead of flight testing, the aircraft scaled models underwent comprehensive testing at the best wind tunnel facilities in the world.

Click here to watch the wind tunnel testing video.