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C Series close to Transport Canada certification

Bombardier Inc. is poised to win certification of the C Series jetliner from Canadian regulators this week, two people familiar with the matter say, a crucial step toward getting the tardy aircraft into commercial service.


December 17, 2015
By Bloomberg News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency typically approve new aircraft shortly after they are cleared by the country where they are designed and built. The people who described the pending Canadian decision asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public.

Transport Canada approval would be a rare win for the $5.4-billion (U.S.) C Series program. Development of the company’s largest-ever model is two years late and at least $2-billion over budget. Deutsche Lufthansa’s Swiss unit is slated to take initial deliveries in the first half of 2016 and be the first C Series operator. | READ MORE