Boarding the CS100 in Atlanta (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Alex Navitsky)

Airbus Plans to Merge Bombardier C Series Program by July 1

The merger of Bombardier’s C Series program and Airbus is nearing completion.  According to Airbus, the deal is expected to be finalized by July 1, following productive negotiations that began in October 2017 when the two airplane manufacturers announced their plans. Airbus CEO Thomas Enders had announced several weeks ago that he intended to finalize the deal by mid-2018. Airbus, Bombardier and its partner Investissement Quebec have now agreed to complete the merger on July 1 after all required permits…