Bombardier firmed up a large order for the CSeries with Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Corp., which previously signed an MOU for up to 42 of the new aircraft design. BBD also revealed a long-standing, undisclosed customer, Gulf Air, which had signed a firm order for 10+6 CS100s.
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BBD now has firm orders for 177 and total commitments for 388 CSeries. It wants 300 firm orders by entry-into-service, slated for a year from now. First flight is planned for the end of this month.
Meantime, launch customer Swiss (via its parent Luthansa Group) sees a need for a larger CSeries, the oft-talked about CS500.