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Airbus Seeks 100-Plus Orders for Bombardier Jet Now Called A220

Benjamin D Katz
Airbus Seeks 100-Plus Orders for Bombardier Jet Now Called A220

Airbus SE renamed the C Series jet acquired from Bombardier Inc. the A220 and set a target of at least 100 orders for the aircraft this year. The European planemaker aims to book a “triple-digit” level of sales before the end of 2018, David Dufrenois, the program’s sales chief, said in Toulouse, where the first A220 in Airbus livery was paraded before the media. Airbus reckons the aircraft can secure at least half of the market for 100 to 150 seat planes over the next 20 years, which it estimates 3,000 units, excluding its own A319 plane.