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Bombardier has removed C Series order from Republic Airways

Bombardier Inc. has removed from its production schedule an order for CSeries aircraft placed six years ago by bankrupt Republic Airways Holdings Inc. 


May 24, 2016
By Bloomberg News

Republic agreed in February 2010 to 40 firm orders and 40 options for the CS300 model, with deliveries initially scheduled to start in 2015. While the firm orders remain in the planemaker’s backlog, removal from the production line means there are no set dates for when the aircraft will be built, Bombardier spokeswoman Marianella de la Barrera said Friday.

Montreal-based Bombardier until recently had struggled to gain North American customers for the CSeries after production fell more than two years behind schedule and costs ballooned to more than $2 billion over budget. Bombardier and Republic had declined to comment on the status of the order since the airline announced plans in October 2014 to use just one type of plane in its fleet by the end of 2016, a move that didn’t include the CSeries. | READ MORE