C Series deal

The first deliveries of aircraft from Air Baltic’s order for up to 60 more Bombardier CS300s are due in Q4 2019.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Airbus and Bombardier have finalised the deal announced in October 2017 for the European manufacturer to take a 50.01% stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP). The deal was due to complete on July 1, 2018, and means Airbus will take a controlling stake in the C Series. The CSALP’s head office will be at Mirabel, Quebec, where Bombardier manufactures the airliner, but Airbus plans to open a second C Series assembly line dedicated to US customers at its Mobile, Alabama, facility. News about the partnership came in the same week as a big sales boost for the C Series with CS300 launch operator Air Baltic signing a firm purchase agreement for up to 60 more CS300s. Having previously ordered 20 CS300s, eight of which are now in service, the Latvian carrier becomes the second-largest C Series customer after Delta. Mark Broadbent