China’s Changjiang Leasing is negotiating with Bombardier over a possible order for CSeries airliners, but is reluctant to commit to the order before it can be certain of the program schedule. After the experience of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 programs, it is difficult to place great trust in a manufacturer’s promised delivery dates, says Ren Weidong, executive VP of the Hainan Airlines Group lessor. “We are discussing it [a CSeries order] now,” he says. “The problem is when they ...
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