Bombardier aims to close plane deals ahead of Canadian PM's China visit
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Planemaker Bombardier (BBDb.TO) aims to close deals with Chinese airlines in time for an expected trip by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to China next month, a senior Bombardier executive said on Tuesday.
Marc Meloche, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's head of structured finance, told Reuters the planemaker was in talks with carriers, including China's three largest airlines, and leasing businesses on purchasing its C-Series plane.
"Prime Minister Trudeau is coming to China next month so there is optimism that Bombardier will be among those able to announce deals on that trip," he said.
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"Bombardier is talking to all three big Chinese airlines, as well as many regional (players) and start-ups. All are very interested in the Bombardier C-Series."
Bombardier is pushing hard for orders in China, the world's fastest-growing aviation market, at a time when ...