Bombardier announces big CSeries deal with Delta in boost for troubled jet program

Delta Air Lines order is valued at approximately US$5.6 billion

MONTREAL – Bombardier received a major boost Thursday from Delta Air Lines, which has placed a firm order for 75 CS100 aircraft with options for an additional 50 more in what would be the largest order for the Montreal company’s troubled CSeries passenger jet program.

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Based on the list price, the firm order is valued at approximately US$5.6 billion, Bombardier said. Delivery of the aircraft to Delta, one of the largest airlines in the world, is expected to begin in 2018.

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