[Avionics Magazine 06-28-2016] Bombardier and Air Canada have reached a firm purchase agreement for a $3.8 billion order for 45 CS300 aircraft. The agreement includes options for an additional 30 CS300 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2019 and extend to 2022.
Air Canada C Series aircraft. Photo: Bombardier.
“Finalizing the CS300 order is a key element to Air Canada’s strategy to build one of the world’s youngest and most fuel efficient fleets,” said Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada. “This order also will help establish a Center of Excellence for C Series maintenance work in Québec. Following a rigorous evaluation of its capabilities, we’re confident that the C Series aircraft’s superior range, economics, and seating capacity will provide a stellar passenger experience and contribute significantly to our development plans to expand our network and increase point-to-point service to Canadian and trans-border markets.”