This is so cute. Swiss is in the process of refreshing much of their shorthaul fleet. They just retired their last Avro RJ100. For those of you not familiar, it’s the cute little plane with four engines, and Swiss flew the plane for nearly 15 years. Now they’ve added the Bombardier CSeries (both -100 and -300) to their fleet. They already have 10 of these in their fleet, with another 20 to be delivered over the coming years.
Well, Swiss has just published a really adorable video on their Facebook page, which features an Avro RJ100 and Bombardier CSeries in a maintenance hangar. What makes this unique is that the two planes are having a conversation with one another. It’s actually ridiculously adorable, as the Avro RJ100 plays the role of the old wise plane that’s giving the new CSeries tips as it’s about to begin its first day of work. There’s even some pretty good aviation humor in there.
If you have a few minutes, definitely give it a watch:
I’ll miss seeing the Avro RJ100 flying for Swiss. While I never found it to be a terribly comfortable plane from a passenger standpoint (it’s also quite loud and flies at an odd angle), it’s one sexy plane from the outside. Meanwhile I’m looking forward to hopefully flying the Bombardier CSeries sooner rather than later, as it seems to offer a truly improved passenger experience.
(Tip of the hat to Dan)