Bombardier announced signing a Letter of Interest (LOI) with an undisclosed European airline for a significant order of C Series aircraft. The deal is for up to 61 planes and consists of 31 firm orders and 30 options. 

Alain Bellemare, President and CEO, Bombardier, said that this order confirms the confidence in the C Series. He also expects that the program will continue its further successful development with Airbus taking on board as a partner.  

“This significant new order confirms the increasing confidence customers have in the C Series. Looking forward, as Airbus joins the programme, and with the C Series continuing to prove itself in service, we expect sales momentum to accelerate quickly.” 

The Montreal-based manufacturer expects the LOI to be turned to a firm order by the end of the year. In this case the deal is expected to amount to nearly $2.4 billion for the 31 aircraft and double if the options are exercised as well.