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Unidentified Customer Orders 15 CSeries Aircraft

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Bombardier has confirmed that an as yet unidentified customer, has placed a conditional order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners.

Based on the list prices of CS100 and CS300 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately US$1.02 billion.

Bombardiers CSeries aircraft provide a distinct economic advantage compared to any aircraft in their class, and we are thrilled to welcome the twelfth CSeries aircraft customer to the program, said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. The CS100 and CS300 airliners combine unmatched field performance along with transcontinental range, creating opportunities for new business models; whats more, theyll be contributing to more sustainable aviation with their reduced environmental footprints.

CSeries Aircraft

The new CSeries aircraft family, powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, has been designed for the growing 100 to 149-seat market. The aircraft has a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km).

Bombardier has thus far booked firm orders for 138 CSeries airliners. Customers include Braathens Aviation (five CS100 and five CS300 aircraft), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (30 CS100 aircraft), Korean Air (10 CS300 aircraft), Lease Corporation International Group (17 CS300 and three CS100 aircraft), PrivatAir (five CS100 aircraft), Republic Airways (40 CS300 aircraft), an unidentified major network carrier (10 CS100 aircraft), an unidentified European customer (10 CS100 aircraft) and a well-established, unidentified airline (three CS100 aircraft). The CSeries aircraft program has also booked options for 124 aircraft and purchase rights for 10 aircraft from these customers, as well as Letters of Intent for up to 30 CSeries aircraft from Ilyushin Finance Co, and for up to 15 CS300 aircraft from Atlasjet.

The CSeries aircraft is scheduled to enter into service in late 2013.

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