Bombardier leaves Paris “satisfied” but with no CSeries orders
Bombardier got no orders for its new passenger jet, the CSeries, at this week's Paris airshow, another setback for a much-delayed programme that comes just as signs of a slowdown in the commercial jet market start to grow.
Despite the lack of new orders, the Montreal-based planemaker pronounced itself “absolutely satisfied” to have showcased two test planes in Paris, and said the narrow-body, medium-range CSeries is beating its fuel-burn and range targets, important efficiency metrics in the industry.
In contrast to Paris, at last year’s Farnborough International Air Show, Bombardier was able to announce a firm order for two CSeries jets and tentative deals to sell up to 66 more, even though an engine fire had grounded the CSeries test programme. Paris and Farnborough are key sales events that take place in alternate years. | READ MORE