Sukhoi’s SSJ100 and Bombardier’s CSeries 100 (CS100) are closing in on their London City Airport steep approach certifications, which they hope to secure in 2017. The combination of London City’s short runway and the presence of several high buildings in the nearby Docklands financial area mean that aircraft landing from the west have to adopt an approach of 5.5 degrees, almost double the standard 3 degree glideslope. “We are working on [CS100] validation by the end ...

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