Aviation

airBaltic’s C Series orders rise to 20 airplanes

Latvian flag carrier airBaltic is the launch customer for Bombardier's new CS300 C Series airliner.
Latvian flag carrier airBaltic is the launch customer for Bombardier's new CS300 C Series airliner. Courtesy illustration

Bombardier said Tuesday Latvian airline airBaltic has exercised an optional order for seven more C Series CS300 jetliners.

That brings airBaltic’s total firm CS300 orders to 20, Bombardier said in a news release.

Based on list prices, that brings the value of the order to $506 million.

AirBaltic is the launch customer for the CS300, the largest of the C Series aircraft.

Bombardier said commitments for its C Series aircraft now stand at 678, including 250 firm orders.

Bombardier is the Canadian parent of Learjet, based at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport. Some testing of the C Series jets is done at the Wichita Bombardier Flight Test Centre, also based at Eisenhower airport.

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