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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Post by sn26567 » 17 Oct 2017, 10:29

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Airbus Snaps Up Bombardier's C Series in New Challenge to Boeing
Building the C Series for the US market in the Airbus plant in Alabama: a nice way to circumvent the outrageous 300% duties slapped by the Trump administration on Canadian aircraft. Boeing must be happy :?
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Post by MD-11forever » 02 Nov 2017, 14:25

And finally some good news for the C-series: a LoI for 31 aircraft and 30 options from a European airline. I wonder who that will be.

Along with its third quarter results, Bombardier announced that a European customer has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 61 C Series, including 31 firm aircraft and options for an additional 30 aircraft. The LOI is subject to the execution of a purchase agreement which is expected before year end. Based on the list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately $2.4 billion. This amount would increase to nearly $4.8 billion should all 30 options be exercised.

“This significant new order confirms the increasing confidence customers have in the C Series,” said Bellemare. “Looking forward, as Airbus joins the program, and with the C Series continuing to prove itself in service, we expect sales momentum to accelerate quickly.”


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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

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MD-11forever wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 14:25
And finally some good news for the C-series: a LoI for 31 aircraft and 30 options from a European airline. I wonder who that will be.

Along with its third quarter results, Bombardier announced that a European customer has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 61 C Series, including 31 firm aircraft and options for an additional 30 aircraft. The LOI is subject to the execution of a purchase agreement which is expected before year end. Based on the list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately $2.4 billion. This amount would increase to nearly $4.8 billion should all 30 options be exercised.

“This significant new order confirms the increasing confidence customers have in the C Series,” said Bellemare. “Looking forward, as Airbus joins the program, and with the C Series continuing to prove itself in service, we expect sales momentum to accelerate quickly.”


http://www.bombardier.com/en/media/news ... ercom.html
Given the number of aircraft, we're looking at IAG, Lufthansa or Air France-KLM :)

Here are my thoughts:

Iberia-Air Nostrum could replace their CRJ900 for C-Series
British Airways has a regional Embraer-fleet
Vueling, Aer Lingus? I don't know

Lufthansa then. Either they look for a regional fleet at Austrian or want to develop another Lufthansa Regional/Cityline model. Let's go crazy: allocate a few C-Series to the Eurowings Group.

Air France-KLM have currently chosen for Embraer as well. I don't see them switch to Bombardier. You never know, though.
Alitalia perhaps?

Or one of Europe's low-cost carriers?

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Post by sn26567 » 02 Nov 2017, 15:59

Isn't the CSeries too comfortable for low-cost airlines? It has roomy seats with a good legroom. OK, the legroom can be reduced, but not their width.

On other news, Bombardier says engine delivery delays will impact CSeries programme, with 20-22 deliveries now expected for 2017. The company entered into a LOI whereby Pratt & Whitney (US) agreed to support excess inventory generated by engine delays by providing a supplier advance starting in 4Q 2017.
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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

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MD-11forever wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 14:25
And finally some good news for the C-series: a LoI for 31 aircraft and 30 options from a European airline. I wonder who that will be.

Along with its third quarter results, Bombardier announced that a European customer has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 61 C Series, including 31 firm aircraft and options for an additional 30 aircraft. The LOI is subject to the execution of a purchase agreement which is expected before year end. Based on the list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately $2.4 billion. This amount would increase to nearly $4.8 billion should all 30 options be exercised. “This significant new order confirms the increasing confidence customers have in the C Series,” said Bellemare. “Looking forward, as Airbus joins the program, and with the C Series continuing to prove itself in service, we expect sales momentum to accelerate quickly.”
http://www.bombardier.com/en/media/news ... ercom.html
Are we sure this "European customer" is an airline, and not a Europe-based lease company?

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Post by sn26567 » 06 Nov 2017, 15:43

Boeing passed on the acquisition of the CSeries programme, as it was reportedly offered the same deal that Bombardier eventually gave Airbus. Ooch, it hurts!
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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Post by sn26567 » 13 Nov 2017, 18:28

AirBaltic (Latvia) aims to move to an exclusive CSeries fleet with its intention to acquire at least another 14 CS300s.
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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Post by MD-11forever » 14 Nov 2017, 16:28

And more good news for the C-Series: EgyptAir buys 12 CS300 aircraft with options for 12 more.

Bombardier Lands Second C Series Win After Airbus Backs Jet
(Bloomberg) -- Bombardier Inc. is closing in on the second deal for its C Series jet since reaching a landmark agreement with Airbus SE a few weeks ago that will see the European planemaker take control of the program to help revive the plane’s fortunes. EgyptAir Airlines Co. plans to buy 12 of Bombardier’s CS300, the biggest variant of the narrow-body jet, and has options for a further 12, the carrier said Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show. The deal is valued at $1.1 billion before discounts.
The accord is a significant win for Bombardier, which gains another customer for its new jet less than a month after the company agreed to cede control of the C Series to Airbus in exchange for the European planemaker’s marketing heft, manufacturing expertise and financial muscle. Bombardier expects to turn EgyptAir’s letter of intent into a firm order by the end of 2017.

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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Post by sn26567 » 14 Nov 2017, 19:04

MD-11forever wrote:
14 Nov 2017, 16:28
And more good news for the C-Series: EgyptAir buys 12 CS300 aircraft with options for 12 more.

Bombardier Lands Second C Series Win After Airbus Backs Jet
(Bloomberg) -- Bombardier Inc. is closing in on the second deal for its C Series jet since reaching a landmark agreement with Airbus SE a few weeks ago that will see the European planemaker take control of the program to help revive the plane’s fortunes. EgyptAir Airlines Co. plans to buy 12 of Bombardier’s CS300, the biggest variant of the narrow-body jet, and has options for a further 12, the carrier said Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show. The deal is valued at $1.1 billion before discounts.
The accord is a significant win for Bombardier, which gains another customer for its new jet less than a month after the company agreed to cede control of the C Series to Airbus in exchange for the European planemaker’s marketing heft, manufacturing expertise and financial muscle. Bombardier expects to turn EgyptAir’s letter of intent into a firm order by the end of 2017.
More details: http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/egypt ... -aircraft/
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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Post by convair » 14 Nov 2017, 20:49

With Airbus now involved, airlines obviously feel more confident about the future of the C Series program.

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Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Post by sn26567 » 17 Nov 2017, 15:47

Boeing isn’t buying Bombardier assurances that it will build an assembly line in Alabama under a partnership with Airbus on the CSeries. Plans for the new facility, which would probably be located next to an existing Airbus plant in Mobile, “would make no economic sense”, says Boeing.

Unless the whole CSeries assembly line is moved to Alabama?

Anyway, Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare is convinced that he is going to see much better sales moving forward as he fielded upbeat calls from some large airlines – including Airbus customers – hours after a large recent CSeries deal.
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