Making the Canadian CSeries jet a much bigger threat to its 737 family was probably not what Boeing intended when it tried to cripple it being sold cheaply to US carriers
Boeing takes issue with good customer Delta paying too little for a better jet it doesn't make. Really!
The X-factor in the little jet big Delta just ordered is lower fossil sourced carbon emissions designed to reap huge benefits from future carbon trading schemes
Embraer is moving quickly to complete its first E2 version of its existing E-jet family, with the wing already joined to the body of an E2 E-190 in Brazil.
It has been a damaging few days of bad news stories for Bombardier’s CSeries of regional jet airliners, culminating in Airbus breaking off talks apparently aimed at selling it control of the program for a big discount over its development costs.
Update: Airbus has now responded to the earlier Reuters report about the Canadian jet maker, Bombardier offering to sell it control of its CSeries regional jet program, confirming that there were talks, but that ‘such discussions are no longer being pursued’.
Devoid of more ‘quality’ orders and at risk of losing some that it already has the Quebec plane and train maker Bombardier is reported by Reuters to be asking for even more cash for its CSeries airliners from the provinces appropriately named Caisse pension fund.
While not much is known at this stage about new Malaysia airline flymojo it signed a deal to buy 20 CSeries 100 jets at the LIMA Maritime and Aerospace Show in Langkawi today.
What looked like an interesting if chancy jet for regional services in Australia and nearby places is starting to look like a lost cause as more bad news piles pressure on the Bombardier CSeries project.