Published on : Thursday, July 17, 2014
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that an existing customer, which has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has placed an additional conditional order for seven firm CS300 airliners as well as purchase rights for six additional CS300 aircraft.
Based on the list price of the aircraft, a firm order for the seven CSeries aircraft would be valued at approximately $553 million US.
“The CSeries airliner, with its best in-class economics, advanced technology and outstanding performance, will be instrumental in replacing older, less efficient aircraft presenting challenges because of high fuel costs and heightened environmental awareness,” said Ray Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“We are delighted that one of our existing customers is once again recognizing the CSeries jetliner’s unmatched flexibility and we congratulate our customer that has confidently ordered seven more aircraft.
“We are very optimistic about the current status of our order book, which stands at 513 orders and commitments. We are well on our way to reach our target for 300 firm orders by entry-into-service, and have already achieved our 20 customer goal,” he added.
Bombardier is creating the future with its CSeries aircraft – the only 100 per cent new family of airliners specifically designed for the 100- to 149-seat, single-aisle market. Benefitting from a clean-sheet design that includes leading-edge technology and systems integration, advanced materials and latest-generation aerodynamics, the CSeries aircraft offer a 15 per cent* cash operating cost advantage, a 20 per cent* fuel burn advantage, exceptional operational flexibility, widebody comfort and an unmatched environmental and noise footprint.
The CS100 aircraft offers unmatched flexibility for many airline business models and is an ideal solution for hot-and-high and city-centre airport operations.
The CS300 aircraft offers the best seat-mile cost in its category, making it the most profitable solution for mid-sized markets with up to 150 passengers per flight, and ideal for a range of routes from short-haul to longer transcontinental markets. With the extra capacity seating option, which provides up to 160 seats, the CS300 aircraft’s productivity further improves — offering airlines an average of 4 per cent additional cash operating cost advantage per seat.
As of today, Bombardier has booked orders and commitments for 513 CSeries aircraft, which include firm orders for 203 CSeries airliners.
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