Quiet, clean and green: meet Porter’s whisper jets
To fly you to our new destinations, we’re planning to add the brand new, state-of-the-art, Canadian-made Bombardier CS100 to our fleet.
These whisper jets are the quietest commercial jets in production. They are tailor-made for urban airports and are comparably quiet to the Q400s we already fly. And they’re fast, getting you anywhere in North America swiftly and efficiently.
They’re also cleaner, consuming half the fuel per passenger than that used by most modern compact cars. Pioneering technology means the CS100 creates 20% less carbon emissions than planes in its class, giving it a peerless environmental scorecard.
And as well as being cleaner and greener, they’re roomier, too – so if you want to go further, eco-friendlier and even more comfortably, the sky’s the limit.
To build this aircraft, Bombardier started with a clean sheet, the first totally new aircraft in its category in almost 30 years. The latest in system integration, advanced aerodynamics, and lightweight materials make the aircraft one of the most technologically-advanced in the world.
To achieve its industry-leading fuel efficiency, the CS100 features the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G, the first application of the ultra-high bypass ratio engine in a single-aisle aircraft. More powerful, yet much quieter and better for the environment, the engine is a giant leap forward both in noise reduction and in emissions.
Here is an image showing the small size difference of the CS100 compared to Porter's current Q400
Cleaner and greener
The CS100 consumes half the fuel per passenger of most modern compact cars. Pioneering technology means the CS100 creates 20% less carbon emissions than planes in its class, giving it a peerless environmental scorecard.
Airlines will soon fly the CS100 into some of the most geographically-constrained and environmentally-sensitive airports in Europe, like London City Airport and Stockholm Bromma. These airports continue to work in collaboration to reduce the airport impact on their local communities and residents, and are proud of their green practices.
Porter has already demonstrated its commitment to new technologies that benefit the environment. In partnership with Bombardier, Porter pioneered the use of biofuel in commercial aircraft in Canada last year, and continues working with industry partners to deliver clearer skies for us all.
And as well as being cleaner and greener, they’re roomier, too, with 107 seats (up from 70 seats on our current planes). They have wider seats, larger overhead luggage bins, bigger windows and more personal space.
Porter comfort – made better. Below is a cross-section of a new CS100, compared to our current Q400.
The cabin is built for the long-haul, and Porter will extend its “flying refined” motto into new territory – a business class with 2x2 seating and more legroom, an economy class with 2x3 seating with wider seats (including an even larger middle seat), and a new on-board service featuring WiFi and premium cabin service.