Republic Airways today ordered 40 twin-engine CS300 aircraft from Canada’s Bombardier and took 40 more options on the 138-seat rival to Boeing’s 737 and Airbus’ A320.
The order was a boost for Bombardier, which is advertising its new CS series aircraft as a more efficient replacement for the 737 and the A320.
Republic is the parent company of several U.S. carriers including Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America.
Bombardier’s CS series of planes carries the same number of passengers as the smaller variants of the 737 and the A320. It is one of …