Posts Tagged ‘bombardier Cseries’

Boeing Says It Won’t Adjust Strategy Because of Airbus C Series Deal

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Boeing says it doesn’t need to adjust its narrowbody aircraft strategy in light of the C Series partnership between Airbus and Bombardier Inc. The Chicago-based manufacturer is increasing the number of 737 Max planes it will produce monthly to supply the record backlog of orders for its re-engined planes. Boeing chairman, president, and CEO Dennis…

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Delta Plans to Take Bombardier Jets from Alabama Plant, Avoiding Tariffs

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Delta Air Lines Inc. won’t pay any tariffs that are being proposed by the U.S. government on Bombardier Inc.’s new CSeries jetliners, Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian said Wednesday. Because of a new agreement between Airbus and Bombardier, Mr. Bastian said Delta expects to take delivery of those planes from Airbus’s Mobile, Ala., assembly line,…

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CSeries prices threaten 737 Max 7 ‘viability’: Boeing

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Bombardier’s CSeries and its aggressive sales tactics threaten the very existence of Boeing’s 737 Max 7 and the US aerospace industry, Boeing’s vice-chairman Ray Conner told US trade officials last week. “The 100-150 seat market matters greatly to Boeing, and Bombardier is very close to forcing us out of this altogether,” Conner said during a…

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Bombardier beats out Boeing, Airbus for big Delta order

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Bombardier landed the high-profile U.S. customer it has long been seeking for its C Series narrow-body jetliner, as Delta Air Lines agreed to buy at least 75 of the state-of-the-art airplanes. The order is valued at $5.6 billion based on list prices, and deliveries of CS100 jets will begin in 2018, Montreal-based Bombardier said Thursday in…

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Dark skies ahead for Bombardier’s new CSeries jetliner

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With sales of its new CSeries jetliner failing to take off and a sinking share price, despite a multi-billion dollar government cash injection, the horizon is darkening for Bombardier. Suddenly, the Canadian manufacturer’s dream – going head to head with the workhorses of the aviation market, the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, in its first…

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Why Bombardier Is Struggling to Build Bigger Planes

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Pierre Beaudoin was just 40 days into his job as head of Bombardier Inc. in 2008 when he signed off on the biggest undertaking in the company’s history—a family of transcontinental jets that would compete directly with giants Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE. What he lacked in engineering experience, the third-generation scion of Bombardier…

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CSeries boost for Bombardier as US airline eyes the jet

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A Bombardier spokesman said “a number of airlines are expressing serious interest and confidence in the aircraft’s abilities”. He added that “momentum” was increasing on sales. Sales to Delta would be a major boost for the Canadian-owned maker’s long-delayed flagship passenger jet. “We actually think at the right price it’s quite a competitive airplane, particularly…

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Bombardier expects tough 2016 before transformation hits stride by 2020

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Bombardier has warned of another challenging year in 2016 before its efforts to reverse the company’s fortunes — including cost-cutting efforts and shifts in production to low-cost centres — come to fruition by 2020. “Despite short-term challenges, the potential for Bombardier is great and we are turning the business around,” CEO Alain Bellemare said Tuesday…

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Bombardier in talks with Air Canada, JetBlue on CSeries orders

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Bombardier Inc., struggling to find established airlines as buyers for its new CSeries airliner, is in talks about a possible order with JetBlue Airways Corp., two people familiar with the matter said. The discussions are continuing, and no decision has been reached, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are…

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Bombardier, Airbus Say Talks on Collaboration Were Halted

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Bombardier Inc., burning cash while developing the struggling CSeries jetliner, held talks on a potential business collaboration with Airbus Group SE before the two planemakers abandoned the effort. “Such discussions are no longer being pursued,” Airbus said Tuesday in a statement. Bombardier separately confirmed that account, while repeating previous comments that it will “continue to…

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Bombardier hires industry veteran to sell C Series

Colin Bole senior vice-president of sales and asset management at Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. has hired a new chief salesman for its C Series airliner and other commercial aircraft in the company’s latest move to get back on course. Industry veteran Colin Bole will take over in May as senior vice-president of sales and asset management at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Montreal-based Bombardier said. Canada’s newest plane took…

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