Montreal-based Bombardier is a Fortune 500 company that makes planes and trains and is one of the largest makers of rolling stock in the world. In September 2013 it threw down the gauntlet to Boeing and Airbus with the successful test flight of its CSeries jetliner.

Prospects brighten in China for Bombardier

Bombardier chief executive Pierre Beaudoin. Photo: Bloomberg

Bombardier's agreement to sell up to 30 CSeries aircraft to a Chinese leasing company may prompt fresh deals with customers in the country for the world's third-largest airplane maker, chief executive Pierre Beaudoin said.

Wednesday, 23 October, 2013, 3:55am

Bombardier’s all-new CSeries makes inaugural flight

Bombardier's CSeries aircraft lands after its first test flight. Photo: Reuters

Bombardier successfully flew its CSeries jetliner for the first time on Monday, kicking off a renewed effort to sell the all-new narrow-body plane, but raising questions about its development cost.

The first flight of the CS100, a key milestone in creating the first new commercial jet of its size in decades, also revealed at least one technical problem.

17 Sep 2013 - 12:22pm