Thursday, April 28, 2016

Delta orders 75 jets from Bombardier in victory for Canadian manufacturer


Delta announced an order for 75 jets from Bombardier on Thursday, marking the first U.S. airline to make a deal with the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.

The lightweight, narrow-body CS100 jets will replace some of Delta's older, less fuel-efficient planes on short- and medium-haul routes.

"As we reshape our fleet for the future, the innovative onboard experience of the C Series is a perfect complement for the top-notch service provided every day by Delta people," Delta's incoming chief executive Ed Bastian said in a statement. "These new aircraft are a solid investment, allowing us to take advantage of superior operating economics, network flexibility and best-in-class fuel performance." Read more...

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