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Bombardier says its ready to fight as C Series nears its debut

Bombardier's first delivery of its C Series jetliner heats up the battle with Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE, and the Canadian planemaker says it’s ready to rumble.


July 4, 2016
By Bloomberg News

“A year ago, we weren’t even sure if the program would be here or not,” Bombardier Chief Executive Officer Alain Bellemare said Wednesday night at a ceremony in Mirabel, Quebec. “We were asking ourselves if we were going to keep the program. Look at what we have been able to accomplish.”

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Swiss International unit took delivery of a Bombardier CS100 jet Wednesday, the first of 30 that the Zurich-based carrier will receive through 2018. The handoff — to be followed July 15 by the jet’s commercial debut — caps a year in which the $5.4 billion program has rebounded from possible extinction. | READ MORE