Bombardier confirmed it is in negotiations with a Turkish startup carrier, Izmir Hava Yollari AS, for a deal valued at $275 million. It would include the purchase of three CRJ900s, two Q400s and five of the proposed CSeries large regional jets. "What has been signed is a proposal or an LOI [letter of intent]," Bombardier spokesperson Burt Cruickshank told ATWOnline Friday. "We won't make a statement until a purchase agreement is signed." If the deal is consummated, the carrier would be ...

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