Bombardier Inc., the Canadian planemaker, has signed a sales agreement worth a reported $1.44 billion for 20 of its new C series aircraft with an Irish leasing company.
The twin-engine aircraft are to be delivered to Lease Corp. International Financing beginning in 2013.
The C series aircraft will compete with the smaller capacity versions of Boeing’s 737 and Airbus’s A320 series of aircraft.
The new planes feature fuel-saving geared turbofan jet engines from Pratt & Whitney.
The order is the second for Bombardier in recent weeks. Germany’s Lufthansa signed an order for 30 C series aircraft three weeks ago.