Air Baltic had stopped all its seven Bombardier CS300s from service in order to ensure harmonization between the different manufacturer parts and systems. The Latvian airline has restarted operation with the aircraft after they have undergone the technical nuances check last Thursday.
The narrow-bodied jets needed to undergo inspection that also involved their Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofans as part of a regular attention check and upgrading during the initial stages of exploitation typical to all new aircraft. The inspection of all 7 Bombardier CS300s took one day after which they were cleared for operation.
The CS300s spend between 85 and 95 hours flying every week and the result they have registered are very good. According to the airline the harmonization of the jets was successful and the fuel efficiency of these aircraft improved by 21% compared to the rest of Air Baltic’s fleet.