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In the first nine months, 16 of the $4.85 million light jets have been handed over to customers.
Delivery of Base Maintenance Certificate ends 18 months of preparation
The aircraft will replace the service's fleet of aging Super Pumas.
But the vital RAPTOR reconnaissance pod cannot be transferred from the retiring jets.
Last month, the CS300 completed a month-long series of route-proving flights in Europe and the Middle East to prepare for entry into service.
While business jets and helicopters saw declines, the turboprop market was in the black for the first three quarters of the year.
For the first nine months, it shipped 109 business jets, compared with 135 in the same time frame last year.
Retirements leave the airline with 85 A380s and 160 Boeing 777s
Designers cite considerable need for small airliners that can operate in rugged terrain and difficult climates
Splitting the eye of the niche in a lackluster market