Bombardier announced on July 8th, 2012, that an airline, who has asked to remain unnamed, has placed a conditional order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners.
This airline will become the twelfth customer for the CSeries program. The CSeries program currently forecasts the first aircraft to enter service in late 2013.
Customers for the CSeries include Braathens Aviation (five CS100 and five CS300 aircraft), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (30 CS100 aircraft), Korean Air (10 CS300 aircraft), Lease Corporation International Group (17 CS300 and three CS100 aircraft), PrivatAir (five CS100 aircraft), Republic Airways (40 CS300 aircraft), an unidentified major network carrier (10 CS100 aircraft), an unidentified European customer (10 CS100 aircraft) and another unidentified airline (three CS100 aircraft). The CSeries aircraft program also has options for 124 aircraft and purchase rights for 10 aircraft from these customers. Letters of Intent for up to 30 CSeries aircraft from Ilyushin Finance Co, and for up to 15 CS300 aircraft from Atlasjet also exist. Today’s announcement adds a conditional order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners to the program’s current orders.