Few programs have seen two years as eventful as the Bombardier CSeries has since the last Paris Air Show. In 2007, there were still many doubters about the program’s viability, the Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engine, and the market’s enthusiasm for the endeavor. Even at last year’s Farnborough airshow, when Lufthansa signed a letter of interest for the CSeries, some rivals snickered that it wasn’t even a firm order. The snickering has now ceased. Bombardier has firmed up the ...

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