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Bombardier discussing C Series with JetBlue

Bombardier, struggling to find established airlines as buyers for its new C Series airliner, is in talks about a possible order from JetBlue Airways Corp., two people familiar with the matter said.


October 19, 2015
By Bloomberg News

The discussions are continuing, and no decision has been reached, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. JetBlue’s fleet now consists of aircraft from Airbus Group SE and Embraer SA.

Signing up JetBlue would let Bombardier make good on a pledge to add well-known carriers to a roster of C Series buyers now dominated by lessors and small airlines. The only North American airline with a firm order is Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which said last year there was “no place” in its business model for the C Series. | READ MORE