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Briefing November 2013 Issue

Briefing: November 2013

Bombardier First Flight

Bombardier launched its C Series flight-test vehicle on its first flight September 16, in Montreal. The all-new narrow-body jet, in the works for five years, is designed to carry up to 149 passengers. The company aims to compete with Boeing and Airbus by offering superior economic performance, but so far sales are not keeping up with the company’s projections. The company said it was hopeful the first flight would inspire more buyers to commit. First flight was expected by the end of last year, but Bombardier cited supplier problems and software issues for the delays.

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