Republic Airways Holdings, fresh off reporting another profitable year with net income of $39.7 million, yesterday placed a firm order for 40 CSeries aircraft valued at $3.06 billion. Bombardier touted the deal, which includes 40 options, as a "major" breakthrough, noting that the Indianapolis-based airline company will be the North American launch customer for its narrowbody offering set to enter service in 2013. Republic, parent of Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, ...

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