Eighth customer places firm order for CSeries aircraft
June 24, 2011, Paris, Fra. - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a European customer, who wishes to remain unidentified at this time, has placed a firm order for 10 Bombardier CS100 jetliners.
A first-time buyer of Bombardier aircraft, this customer will take advantage of the inherent flexibility and performance that only the all-new CSeries aircraft can provide.
Based on the list price of the CS100 aircraft, the order is valued at approximately $628 million US.
"This order tops off a very successful Paris Air Show and a strong wave of order activity in June, when we added five new customers," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
"Low noise and emissions, premium cabin comfort, and excellent performance are all key factors in this customer's selection of the CS100 aircraft," he added. "This brings to eight the number of customers committed to the CSeries aircraft program – all endorsements of our 100 per cent new, game-changing aircraft's appeal."
Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the CSeries family of aircraft combines advanced materials, leading-edge technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements in 2013 and beyond.
The CSeries aircraft family will offer a 15(i) per cent cash operating cost advantage and a 20(i) per cent fuel burn advantage; greatly reduced noise and emissions; as well as superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance and a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km). It will also provide passengers with widebody-style seating in a single-aisle aircraft.
Other customers that have firm orders for CSeries aircraft include Republic Airways (40 CS300 aircraft), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (30 CS100 aircraft), Lease Corporation International Group (17 CS300 and three CS100 aircraft), Braathens Aviation (five CS100 and five CS300 aircraft), a well-established, unidentified airline (three CS100 aircraft) and a major network carrier (10 CS100 aircraft). Including the order announced today, Bombardier has booked firm orders for a total of 123 CSeries aircraft, including 61 CS100 and 62 CS300 aircraft.
The CSeries aircraft program has also booked options for 109 aircraft, and Korean Air has signed a Letter of Intent for up to 30 CSeries aircraft.