The Financial Post reports in its Thursday edition that Bombardier will notch one more aircraft order Thursday at the Farnborough air show, and another in a few months.
Postmedia's Francois Shalom writes Bombardier is expected to announce a deal for Q400 turboprops Thursday, a company spokeman, Marc Duchesne, said from Farnborough, but he would not say from which customer or how many planes the order would involve.
Bombardier is also finalizing a deal to sell up to 30 CSeries CS300s to Ilyushin Finance Co., a Russian lessor.
That accord should be signed "in the coming months," Mr. Duchesne said. The CS300 is the CSeries aircraft in development's 130-seat version, due to enter service in 2014.
As for being elbowed aside on a huge regional-jet order by Skywest Airlines for 100 of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.'s MRJ (Mitsubishi regional jet), Bombardier officials vowed that the tentative sale is far from the last word on the subject. Skywest Inc. is the largest operator of Bombardier regional aircraft. Its two regional carriers fly more than 425 Bombardier planes and it was the launch customer for one of Bombardier's family of regional jets.
The Utah airline will pay $4.2-billion (U.S.) for 100 MRJs.
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