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Will a New Low-Cost-Carrier Be Taking Flight in the U.S.?

After significant consolidation and concentration of the U.S. aviation industry, there is now the possibility of a new airline entering the buoyant market. Airline Weekly is reporting that TAP Air Portugal co-owner and JetBlue Founder David Neeleman is raising capital to launch a new low-cost carrier (LCC) in 2020 with a fleet of Bombardier CS300 aircraft. Formal publication of the story comes after online speculation where as late as Friday at a TAP event in New York attended by AirlineGeeks,…

Airbus Plans to Merge Bombardier C Series Program by July…

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…

Korean Air Receives First Bombardier CS300 Jet

On Friday, Bombardier and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to the Asian airline. The Seoul-based airline is the Asian launch customer for the new C Series aircraft family. “This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into…

EgyptAir Orders Bombardier C Series Aircraft in Dubai

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for 12 firm orders of Bombardier’s C Series with an option for 12 additional aircraft. The complete order, which was announced at the Dubai Airshow, is estimated to cost $2.2 billion for 24 CS300 airliners. During a press conference, Chairman and CEO of…

Airbus and Bombardier Look to Double C Series Success with…

On Monday, two aircraft manufacturing giants, Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc., announced their partnership to manufacture and sell Bombardier's newest line of aircraft, the C Series. This is the first partnership on a new aircraft program between European-based Airbus and Canadian-based Bombardier, as airlines are rushing to acquire new small,…

SWISS Takes Delivery of Highly Anticipated Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

On Friday, Bombardier announced that Swiss International Airlines took delivery of their first CS300 aircraft at Bombardier's C Series manufacturing facility in Mirabel, Canada. SWISS has planned the CS300's first commercial maiden flight on June 1, 2017, operating from Geneva to Heathrow. The airline intends to take delivery of 30 total…

Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize C Series Order

Air Canada and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that an order for C Series aircraft has been finalized. The airline originally signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) in February 2016 for new C Series aircraft, and today finalized an order for 45 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30.…

ANALYSIS: Why a United Airlines Order For The C-Series Could…

The diverse United Airlines fleet had 256 50-seat regional jets at the end of 2015. A few weeks ago, United announced their order for 40 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. This will allow the Chicago-based carrier to reduce its fleet of 50-seat aircraft by more than half by 2019. “We are continuing…