Bombardier is confident that interiors supply-chain challenges that plagued its C Series program will not be an issue on its new CRJ Atmosphère cabin, even though the supplier – Zodiac Aerospace – is the same.

“We don’t anticipate any particular issue on the platform, and the ramp-up is going extremely well,” Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (BCA) VP and head of marketing Patrick Baudis said during a recent briefing here ahead of the Farnborough Airshow.

Bombardier and Zodiac executives will unveil Atmosphère to the public at Farnborough, showing it off on a Delta Air Lines CRJ900. Delta will be the first carrier to receive an Atmosphère-equipped CRJ, later this year. American airlines is the only other Atmosphère customer, although Bombardier said the cabin is now standard, meaning all future CRJs ordered will have it.

The new cabin design is based on feedback from operators and eliminates “pain points” identified by both the marketplace and Bombardier, Baudis said. Larger overhead bins will accommodate standard roller bags, cutting down on time-consuming gate checks. Bombardier said it used its own designers but tapped Zodiac’s expertise.

Zodiac is also the primary interiors supplier for the C Series – now Airbus A220 – program. Quality issues with some Zodiac components have led to production-line bottlenecks, forcing Bombardier to outsource some of the interiors-installation work to Montreal-based Avianor to help keep aircraft production moving. The fix – which Bombardier insisted would be temporary – remained in place when Airbus took over the program this month.

Bombardier, which officially handed control of its former C Series program to an Airbus-led partnership on July 1, is now laser-focused on regional aircraft.