Bombardier pushes for airline talks, potential China deal
Boosted by a pivotal C Series deal with Delta Air Lines, Bombardier Inc. is rekindling sales talks with several U.S. and European carriers, even as it eyes China, the world’s fastest-growing aviation nation.
Montreal-based Bombardier is leveraging last week’s order for 75 of the 110-seater C Series narrowbodies to renew contact with established Western carriers, while harboring mid-term plans to win a breakthrough order from Chinese airlines, company executives said.
The Delta deal, along with an expected firm order for 45 planes from Air Canada, give Montreal-based Bombardier the North American “anchor” it needs to bolster efforts globally, the company’s chief executive said in an interview with Reuters. | READ MORE