Bombardier gets second customer for its C series jet in a month

A model of Bombardier C Series aeroplane is seen in the Bombardier offices in Belfast Northern Ireland

A model of Bombardier C Series aeroplane is seen in the Bombardier offices in Belfast Northern Ireland

Davy Thompson, Unite's regional co-ordinating officer for Northern Ireland, said the latest order for 12 CS300 Bombardier aircraft from the EgyptAir Holding Company is a positive signal for Northern Ireland.

Bombardier sealed the second deal for its C series jet since reaching a landmark agreement with Airbus a few weeks ago that will result in the European aircraft maker taking control of the programme and helping revive the fortunes of the narrow-body aircraft.

Bombardier has won a major order for its C Series aircraft from EgyptAir, worth at least $1bn.

The two agreements, which total 43 firm CSeries orders, are expected to generate momentum for the narrowbody jets and follow an October decision by Airbus SE to take a majority stake in the plane program. The deal is valued at $1.1 billion before discounts.

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Bombardier has faced a series of problems over the plane, most recently a trade dispute in the USA that imposed a 300% import tariff.

In Dubai, Ethiopian Airlines' chief executive said he would decide next year whether to buy CSeries or Brazil-based Embraer's E-jet series as a replacement for its Boeing's 737-7.

The CS300 carries a list price of $89.5m, although discounts of 50% or more are common in the industry.

Bombardier and EgyptAir said they hoped to finalize the deal before the end of 2017, the statement added.

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