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Bombardier takes CSeries to market.(RegionalNews)(Brief article)

Bombardier's long-awaited CSeries program moved one step closer to an official launch after the company's board gave the go-ahead in February to begin marketing the aircraft actively to prospective customers (see also Singapore Airshow report, p. 63). The progress comes more than three years after Bombardier announced its intention to develop a new family of single-aisle aircraft in the 110/130-seat range. The program was buffeted by an uncertain economy as a number of prospective US customers wrangled through bankruptcy. The manufacturer also had to find a committed supplier for a new engine, eventually landing an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for its Geared Turbofan. …

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