Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bombardier Removes Republic Airways from CSeries Production Schedule

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bombardier Removes Republic Airways from CSeries Production Schedule

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Bombardier removes Republic production slots

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MONTREAL - Bombardier has removed insolvent Republic Airways from the CSeries production schedule until it gets a clearer picture of the impact of the airline's bankruptcy proceedings.

The Montreal-based aircraft manufacturer says Republic's firm order for 40 CS300 aircraft placed six years ago remains in its backlog, but that it no longer has firm dates when the planes will be built.

Industry observers have long questioned the viability of the order with Republic since it changed its business model.

The planes were originally intended for former subsidiary Frontier Airlines, but that was sold in 2013, leaving the 120- to 160-seat planes too large for its remaining operations.

Republic's bankruptcy filing in February raised further questions about the order. …

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