Posted on: 18 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that CDB Leasing Company (CLC) is the previously announced undisclosed customer that signed a conditional purchase agreement for five CS100s and 10 CS300s.
The deal also includes options on an additional five CS100s and 10 CS300s, for a total of up to 30 CSeries aircraft. It was initially announced on 8 July 2012.
"Given ongoing high fuel prices and increased environmental concerns, older and less efficient aircraft represent one of the greatest challenges to airlines," said Wang Chong, chairman, CLC. "Following an in-depth analysis of existing and re-engined aircraft, the CSeries family of airliners, with its unmatched economics, advanced technology, excellent operational flexibility, as well as its outstanding performance seemed like the obvious choice and shows great potential for operators in China and abroad."
"We are delighted with this landmark agreement between CLC and Bombardier, as it not only represents the first Chinese customer to select the CSeries airliners, but also demonstrates the flexibility designed into these game-changing aircraft, as required by the diversity of our customers," said Mike Arcamone, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.