Three months before the planned first flight of its CSeries, Bombardier is grappling with supplier issues crucial to meeting its production cost targets for the 110-/135-seat aircraft. And with shareholders concerned as the Canadian airframer burns through cash at an unprecedented rate to develop the next-generation narrowbody jet, achieving early profitability is essential. Central to the issue is the role of Chinese suppliers and their low costs in meeting Bombardier’s pricing ...
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