Delta Purchases 75 Bombardier CSeries 100 Aircrafts

Posted on May 13, 2016 Henry Fayol Aerospace News

Delta Airlines has placed an order for over 75 Bombardier CSeries 100 aircrafts for a deal worth over $5.3 Billion. This transaction is the largest in Bombardier Commercial Aircraft history, placing Delta Airlines as Bombardier’s largest CSeries customers.

Bombardier’s CS100 is a family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jets.  The CS100 seats 110 passengers while the CS300 seats 135 passengers. CSeries aircrafts contain a high amount of composite materials and larger windows. The cabins feature large, rotating overhead storage.  These aircrafts are equipped with 2 Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 470 kts.

This order has over 50 purchase options of the $71.8 million Bombardier CSeries aircrafts. It is said that Delta purchased these planes at a largely discount list price with over 65-70% off.  On April 28 , 2016 Delta Airlines announce the deal at a media conference.

Delta Airlines is a major American Airline that is headquartered at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA. They operate over 5,400 flights daily, servicing over 334 destinations in 64 Countries across 6 continents.

Delta’s fleet consists of 642 mainline narrow body aircrafts. With less than half of the fleet hold less than 150   passengers.  It is rumored that the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 is to be replaced by the CS100.  Bombardier’s CSeries are considered an excellent replacement flights that require a short hauls, allowing for more flexibility with a 2,600 to 3,000 nautical miles operational range.

With this purchase, and a previous order by Air Canada, Bombardier hopes to bring the heat with the competitors like Airbus and Boeing. Boeing has been dominating the industry since  the 1998 merger with McDonnell-Douglas.

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