Canada's Bombardier finds major new customer for jet
Canadian planemaker Bombardier has struck a deal to sell its new C-series to a major airline, which will become the first firm to receive delivery of the regional jet, the firm said Monday.
The company had alreay agreed to supply the modern, fuel-efficient plane to several regional companies, but announced at the Paris International Air Show that it now has a $616 million order from a "major network carrier".
This firm order for ten planes could expand to $1.01 billion (0.71 billion euros) if options for six more CS100 aircraft are excercised, said Gary Scott, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Bombardier plans to begin delivery of the C-series in 2013 and boasts that the new generation small jets will have 20 percent lower fuel consumption than current models.
© 2011 AFP