2 MAY 2016
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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.
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