Transport Canada congratulates Bombardier on important milestone

News Release

Type certificate issued for C Series aircraft

December 18, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today congratulated Bombardier on the certification of their C Series aircraft.

This certification represents Transport Canada’s approval of the design, airworthiness limitations, and operating conditions of the aircraft. The certification involves a careful examination of the design to verify that it complies with the airworthiness standards and environmental regulations. Bombardier can now take important final steps to deliver the C Series to customers worldwide, such as seeking international approvals and training crews.

This project was a significant undertaking and saw strong collaboration between Transport Canada and Bombardier officials. The department is committed to working with the aerospace industry to foster growth and innovation.

Quick Facts

  • Canada’s aerospace industry makes a significant contribution to Canada’s economy through the creation of 180,000 quality jobs and over $29 billion annually in GDP.
  • In 2013-2014, the Canadian aerospace industry grew by 6% in terms of its direct contribution to the Canadian economy (GDP).
  • Transport Canada takes its role in certification very seriously and is actively involved anytime a manufacturer produces a new aircraft or aircraft part.
  • Video: Minister of Transport congratulates Bombardier on the certification of its C Series aircraft


“The certification of Bombardier’s C Series is a historic moment for the Canadian aerospace industry. As Minister of Transport, my top priority is safe and clean transportation, and this new aircraft embodies this element. I offer my sincere congratulations and thanks to Bombardier for their significant accomplishment and contributions to Canada’s thriving aerospace industry.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport


Marc Roy
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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