Once three CSeries test aircraft are flying and consistently meeting their performance specifications, Bombardier expects to be able to overcome the “787 tax”—that is, customer skepticism engendered by Boeing’s development delays that the Canadian manufacturer blames for airlines’ reluctance to place orders for the new narrowbody. Because of the highly publicized problems with the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 development programs, and the fact that the CSeries is its largest-ever all-new ...


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