Once those planes are certified with no technical hitches, they will sell like hotcakes so long as bombardier can produce them.
With a backlog of 10 years or longer in the narrow-body...
The pentagon should increasingly move away from "winner takes all contract types"; by initiating "start-up like" activity in defense, this will increase competition and lead to more civilian...
Why did it seek to land straight away with all that momentum?
How about coming close to the barge, then rising again a few feet to stabilize and take away the momentum...
"The Leap-1A/-1C versions are scheduled for engine certification in 2015, with certification of the Leap-1B currently expected in early 2016"
Excellent, don't let your investment go to waste Airbus. There is a lot of potential in the aircraft.