CS100 Jet Delayed Again, But Anti-Waterfront Forces Don’t Back Down

Porter’s Coveted Jet Won’t Fly Before Launch of Union Pearson Express TORONTO – Bombardier has delayed the launch of the CS100 again, making it even more untenable for the City to verify the specifications of the jet. Yet Porter and allies continue to aggressively pursue a spring vote. “Porter’s jet won’t fly before late 2015 – long after Torontonians will enjoy the Union Pearson Express,” NoJetsTO chair Anshul Kapoor pointed out. “Why is City Council being pressured to approve a jet that won’t fly for almost another two years?” Porter has been lobbying City Council and staff to allow Bombardier’s CS100 jet at the Island Airport, despite insufficient data. The CS100 launch in late 2015 will come half a year after the opening of the Union Pearson Express that will offer a 25 minute ride to Toronto’s existing jet airport. “The whole push to put jets on Toronto’s waterfront is wrong-headed, and not in the best interest of Toronto in the long term" Kapoor continued. “The CS100 will be a great jet, but it should fly from Pearson, not our central waterfront.” NoJetsTO is a coalition of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving Toronto’s mixed-use waterfront and a boutique Island Airport. Representing residents across Toronto, the non-partisan organization NoJetsTO opposes the expansion of the Island Airport through jet aircraft and extended runways. NoJetsTO’s goal is to preserve the status quo at the Island Airport by protecting the Tripartite Agreement that governs it.

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