Delta Air Line’s order for the C Series last week shows that I was wrong about the C Series. The order rescues Bombardier’s 100-/130-seat jet family from a highly uncertain future and firmly establishes it as a third force in the single-aisle jetliner market. The C Series may even prove to be a notable success. But the program faces a very risky year or two ahead that could change everything. I never doubted the C Series’ technical appeal, but for the last 10 years I ...


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