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Boeing rival signs contract for 20 aircraft

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on March 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
March 30, 2009 3:23 pm

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.

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