Articles tagged “C Series”

Airbus Likely Will Rename Bombardier’s New Plane After Takeover Closes

Airbus Likely Will Rename Bombardier’s New Plane After Takeover Closes

Frederic Tomesco and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Does the name of what is today the Bombardier CSeries matter to the general public? Not at all. But it will be weird to ride on an Airbus jet called the A200, right?

2 years ago

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

By most accounts, Bombardier created a fantastic airplane with the C Series. But the project nearly ruined the company. Now Bombardier is going back to what it knows works — a focus on business jets and rail projects — while Airbus helps out with sales and marketing of the C Series.

2 years ago

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Frederic Tomesco, Randall Woods and Sarah McGregor, Bloomberg

The International Trade Commission made the right call. How could Boeing be harmed by Bombardier's C Series? Boeing doesn't make a plane that competes directly with it. The entire trade dispute made little sense.

2 years ago

Airbus Plans To Make Bombardier’s New Aircraft a ‘Made in America’ Jet

Airbus Plans To Make Bombardier’s New Aircraft a ‘Made in America’ Jet

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Airbus estimates it'll cost "a few hundred million dollars" to construct another Alabama assembly line to build C Series jets. But that's relatively minor compared to how much revenue it can generate by selling the modern aircraft to U.S. airlines. Plus, it might steal share from its archival, Boeing.

2 years ago

Airbus Will Take Control of Bombardier’s New Passenger-Friendly Jet

Airbus Will Take Control of Bombardier’s New Passenger-Friendly Jet

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Owned by Bombardier, the C Series seemed doomed. We've heard it's an impressive machine, with great fuel economy, but it was having trouble breaking into the market. And Boeing's trade case against Bombardier hasn't helped. Airbus should be able to revive the aircraft, one of the more comfortable in the sky.

2 years ago

U.S. Hits Bombardier With Another Tariff Despite Delta Aircraft Order

U.S. Hits Bombardier With Another Tariff Despite Delta Aircraft Order

Frederic Tomesco and Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg

There's little doubt Bombardier needed a lot of government assistance to finish the C Series. What's less clear is how much Boeing was harmed. Boeing's smallest 737s have some overlap with Bombardier's new plane, but they're not direct competitors.

2 years ago

Bombardier Hopes for Another ‘Megadeal’ in 2017 for its Struggling C Series

Bombardier Hopes for Another ‘Megadeal’ in 2017 for its Struggling C Series

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Many industry insiders say the C Series is an impressive machine. But commercially, the plane-maker continues to struggle, in part because both the CS100 and CS300 are a little smaller than many carriers would like. Then again, if Bombardier had gone any bigger, it would be competing head-on with Airbus and Boeing.

3 years ago