Bombardier has announced a follow-on order from an existing customer for three more CS300s valued at $228 million.
“We are thrilled that one of our existing customers is confidently ordering more aircraft and has pushed our firm-order tally beyond the 200th order milestone,” said Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Mike Arcamone.
News of the order came just after Bombardier handed over its third test aircraft, FTV3, to its flight test team in preparation for its first flight.
“The flight test program has ramped up with the first two flight test vehicles, FTV1 and FTV2, well into their flight and ground tests,” said Arcamone. “As of today, we have more than 10 aircraft in various stages of testing and production, and together with the key components being manufactured at our partner sites for aircraft that follow, the CSeries aircraft program is progressing steadily.”
Last month, Bombardier pushed its CSeries service-entry target back by at least 12 months, saying it will take longer than planned to complete certification flight testing.
Bombardier also announced a firm purchase agreement from Abu Dhabi-based corporate jet operator Falcon Aviation Services for two Bombardier Q400s valued at $61 million.