2 MAY 2016

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Bombardier lands Delta order

An order from Delta Air Lines for up to 125 C Series aircraft was confirmed by Bombardier last week.

The order is the largest yet for the C-Series and is for 75 CS100 aircraft with options for an additional 50.

Based on list price, the firm order is valued at US$5.6bn. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018. 

Bombardier said as a result, the programme is expected to enter service with a backlog of more than 300 aircraft or up to 800 including all options and commitments.

President and CEO Alain Bellemare said: “Given Delta's position as one of the world's largest and most respected airlines, this deal is a strong endorsement of the C-Series as the best-performing aircraft in the 100-150 passenger class.”

Bombardier in February signed a Letter of Intent with Air Canada and in the second quarter of 2016 expects to sign a firm purchase agreement for 45 CS300s, with options for an additional 30.

Delta followed the Bombardier news by announcing on Friday it had ordered 37 current-generation A321 aircraft from Airbus worth $4.25bn at list prices, to replace ageing aircraft.

The new aircraft, to be delivered during 2019, add to A321s Delta already has on order, boosting its fleet of the jets to 82.  www.bombardier.com    www.delta.com

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