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Bombardier set to launch the CS300, but future still cloudy

Feb. 26, 2015, Montreal - Bombardier Inc. is banking on the C Series to carry aerospace revenue over the next two decades as its CRJ regional jets fade into history. But even as the larger – and more popular – version of the plane is about to make its maiden flight, major hurdles remain in the company’s path.


February 26, 2015
By The Globe and Mail

Two years late to market and about $2-billion (U.S.) over its initial $3.4-billion budget estimate, the C Series program is set to receive a much-needed boost this week as Bombardier prepares to send its CS300 aircraft into the sky.

Company officials are also expected to give a sense of how the smaller CS100 is performing in its own airborne and ground testing – crucial data as Bombardier’s sales team works to win more orders ahead of a planned commercial launch later this year. | READ MORE