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Bombardier unveils host of CSeries deals at U.K. airshow

CSeries agreements include letters of intent for more than 40 jets from British, Chinese firms

HAMPSHIRE, U.K.—Bombardier Aerospace has signed a number of agreements for its new CSeries aircraft, which include letters of intent for more than 40 jets from British and Chinese companies.

The announcements come as the Farnborough International Airshow gets underway in Britain.

Bombardier Inc.’s aerospace subsidiary says Chinese company Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co., Ltd. has signed a letter of intent for 20 CS100 airliners that would be worth US$1.28 billion at list prices if all the orders were exercised.

Before the airshow began, Bombardier had announced that United Kingdom-based Falko Regional Aircraft Ltd. signed letters of intent for up to 24 C S100 jets.

Another wave of orders were announced with other carriers.

Petra Airlines Ltd., based in Jordan, has signed a letter of intent to buy as many as two CS100 and two CS300 airliners.

The full value of the four aircraft would be US$298.4 million at listed prices, Bombardier said.

Bombardier has also received a firm order for two CS300 jetliners from Falcon Aviation Services LLC, based in Abu Dhabi.

It says one aircraft is a conversion of a letter of intent while the other was an option previously announced in February.

The company also says unveiled Latvia-based Air Baltic Corp. as the undisclosed customer that ordered CS300 aircraft earlier this year.

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