Bombardier’s C Series officially renamed.
Canadian Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier name will no longer appear on C series jets. The change comes after Europe’s Airbus officially took a majority stake in the C Series program earlier this month. The CS100 will now be known as the A220-100. While the larger CS300 will be the A220-300.
The name change was announced Today at Airbus’ Headquarters in Toulouse.
“We are thrilled to welcome the A220 to the Airbus family and are honored to see it wearing its new Airbus colors for the first time,” Guillaume Faury, Airbus president commercial aircraft, said in a press release. “I pay tribute to all the women and men at Bombardier and the supply chain who have strived over the past years to bring this fantastic aircraft to the world.”
Furthermore Bombardier said in a statement that it fully supports the rebranding.
“It is a clear signal to the market that Airbus has put its full weight behind the program, which should accelerate sales momentum and cost reduction efforts,”
Bombardier still stands to make a profit as a minority owner. Airbus expects to start producing the aircraft for the U.S. market at a new plant in Mobile, Alabama in 2019 with deliveries a year later.
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