Porter Airline plans to introduce the Bombardier CS100 jet as soon as city council gives approval. Does this plane really fit?
As the Toronto Port Authority goes full tilt building momentum to introduce the CS100 to the Toronto Island Airport, spending like drunken stewards of the waterfront on consultants and studies for a longer runway for a tenant who gets off scott-free on expenses, has anyone asked where 12 of these monster jets will go?
The CS100 is a large plane for the size of the Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport
Each CS100 plane is 34.9 m long by 36.1 m wide for a 1 259.89 m2 footprint based on perimeter measurements but excluding any separation space for a safety buffer.
The 12 behemoths on order will take up 15118.68 m2 or 3.74 acres, again with no buffer.
Does anyone really believe that these 12 out-sized out-of-place CS100 planes really belong at this airport with all its limitations?