The passenger jet
Bombardier created to compete with industry giants Airbus and Boeinghas taken off for the first time.
The Canadian aircraft manufacturer is known for producing smaller business jets, but it believes the all-new CSeries will be it a serious competitor in the commercial space.
One version of the plane, the CS300, will be able to seat up to 160 passengers.
That size puts it in the range of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, which dominate domestic air routes. Most of the CSeries jets will made for the 100- to 149-seat market, which Bombardier says is growing.
Bombardier’s move into the larger passenger jet market, combined with the growth of Brazil’s Embraer, poses a threat to the dominance of Airbus and Boeing.
The biggest, the CSeries 300, will accommodate as many as 160 and compete with planes like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.
And this jet is part of the plan, launching Bombardier into a market dominated by Airbus and Boeing.
The future of the CSeries remains to be determined, but the plane maker is right to say 'change is here.'
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