Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. An agreement signed earlier brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.
The United States department of commerce has again ruled in favour of US-based airline manufacturer Boeing in a dispute with rival Bombardier. The decision will see a further 80 per cent tariff added to imports of the Bombardier C-Series planes when imported to the United States.
The United States secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, has announced a ruling against Bombardier in a dispute with Boeing. The American plane manufacturer had complained Bombardier got unfair state subsidies from both the UK and Canada, helping it win a major order from Delta Air Lines.
airBaltic has welcomed its seventh Bombardier CS300 to Riga. The plane is one of a total order of 20 aircraft place by the carrier, with the Latvian airline expected to operate eight CS300s by the end of the year.
airBaltic has welcomed the fifth of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets to the fleet, with the carrier planning to have eight CS300 aircraft by the end of the year. The plane, registered as YL-CSE, arrived in Riga earlier after a seven hour and 56 minute trip from Canada.
Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow has welcomed the first commercial flight from the new airBaltic Bombardier CS300 aircraft. Martin Gauss, chief executive at airBaltic, said: “We are delighted to land the first commercial flight with the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world – Bombardier CS300 here in Moscow.”
Eurowings has continued its move away from its past as a regional airline, retiring its last Bombardier CRJ-900 jet. Flight EW 4187 from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to Hamburg, which landed earlier, was the last scheduled flight for Eurowings operated by the aircraft.
Delta Air Lines will continue its narrow-body fleet renewal with the state-of-the-art Bombardier C Series, providing for added network flexibility with more fuel-efficient mainline aircraft. As the US launch customer, Delta’s firm order for 75 CS100s allows the company to cost-effectively reshape and up-gauge its narrow-body fleet, providing an improved customer experience and better cost efficiency while maintaining a focus on prudent capital deployment.
Swiss has unveiled further details of its new Bombardier C-Series aircraft fleet, which it is acquiring for its European short- and medium-haul network. The attractive cabin interior and innovative new passenger seat were presented during the first visit to Zurich of the state-of-the-art new twinjet, of which Swiss is launching customer.
Officials in Malaysia have revealed plans to launch a new airline having signed a $1.5 billion deal with aircraft manufacturer Bombardier. The deal will see Malaysia purchase 20 CS100 aircraft, with options for an additional 20, for use by the new airline, flymojo. The carrier will be based out of Johor Bahru in the south and Kota Kinabalu in east Malaysia.
Flybe and Bombardier have signed a strategic services agreement which confirms the Bombardier Q400 as Flybe’s aircraft of choice in its UK branded business and sees Bombardier undertaking a major programme of enhancements over the coming months which will make Flybe’s current 45-strong Q400 fleet one of the most operationally efficient regional fleets in the world.
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today celebrated the official opening of its new Bogie Technical Centre in Siegen, Germany. Guntram Schneider, Minister of Labour, Integration and Social Affairs of the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia, and more than 100 guests took part in an opening ceremony at Bombardier’s Siegen bogie production site.