IAG might order 31 CSeries Jets with option for 30 more, insiders claim
Singapore - Bombardier is increasing its efforts to present the CSeries to the airline operators. Prospective customers have begun to show their interest in the regional jet after the USITC dumped punitive import tariffs imposed by the US Commerce Department.
The verdict is a brilliant victory for the competition, for the development of new things, for the rule of law,said Colin Bole, Vice President of Commercial Aircraft at Bombardier.
We see very positive impulses from our customers.
The US International Trade Commission USITC decided in late January 2018 that the sale of the CSeries would not hurt US industry.
The USITC has thus overturned the decision of the US Department of Commerce from the past, which resulted in nearly %300 punitive tariffs on the import of the CSeries in the United States.
Bombardier can now deliver at least 75 CS100s to Delta Air Lines that the airline has already ordered in 2016.
That makes a big difference,said Bole.
We had some active campaigns, maybe they were not as active as they could be because of the open trade conflict, and now we'll push them further,he added.
Delta Air Lines boss Ed Bastian expressed his hope to include the CSeries in the fleet of the airline until the end of 2018.
In November 2017, Bombardier had mysteriously announced another major customer for the CSeries. Insiders then brought the International Airlines Group IAG as a potential buyer for 31 aircraft of the CSeries with the option of 30 more.