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.

Bombardier chief executive Pierre Beaudoin. Photo: Bloomberg

Prospects brighten in China for Bombardier

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.