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July 17, 2019 - for flightglobal.com
Back when the Airbus A220 was still the Bombardier-owned CSeries, there was always the sense that the twinjet was a good product whose potential was hamstrung by, well, everything else.
Was it the Canadian airframer's sales force that failed to drag in the big orders? The pricing? The cut-throat competition from Airbus and Boeing? The overall uncertain outlook for the programme? All of the above?
Whatever the cause, the net result was that Bombardier dragged in just 402 orders for the two variants in the 10 years following the programme's launch in 2008...