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As for competition for the 737, the CS300 has won two thirds of the orders vs the CS100. The 300's capacity is 130-160, vs 108-133 for the CS100 The CS series is in direct competition with the 737-600 and 700. Of that generation of 73, by far the largest seller is the 800, which does have a larger passenger capacity than the CS300.


Yes, the better fuel burn and lower noise allows CSeries to work out of city airports, then there is the little fact that Bombardier has a long history of successfully stretching their birds.

This pretty well covers the announcement. Sort of amusing as Airbus was somewhat dismissive of the CSeries in 2015 before it became certified and entered service, now it is performing above expectations and suddenly they like it. I'm sure the opportunity to poke Boeing in the eye was a consideration? Even our Feds are pleased as they will get back the $372.5 million they loaned to Bombardier. The Brits are pleased as those jobs in Ireland are there for now. The union in Montreal said the jobs are safe until 2041(?).


Airbus to take majority stake in Bombardier CSeries jet program

Reuters By Allison Lampert and Tim Hepher 9 hrs ago

Airbus SE (AIR.PA) agreed on Monday to buy a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's (BBDb.TO) CSeries jetliner program, grabbing control of a struggling competitor at the second attempt and giving the Canadian plane-and-train-maker an unexpected boost in its costly trade dispute with Boeing Co (BA.N).

The deal, which would come at no cost for Airbus, would give the European planemaker a 50.01 percent interest in CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), which manufactures and sells the jets, the companies said.

Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders said the company has offered to assemble some of the narrowbody jets at its U.S. plant in Alabama for orders by American carriers.

The U.S. assembly line would mean the 110-to-130-seat jets would not be subject to possible U.S. anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties of 300 percent,
Bombardier Chief Executive Alain Bellemare said on a media conference call.
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