PARIS -- Bombardier and Korean Air have signed a letter of intent for 10 CS300 aircraft, plus options for 10 more an 10 purchase rights.
Walter Cho, senior vice president of corporate strategy and planning division says Korean will receive its first six aircraft in 2015 and a further four in 2016.
The order is currently an LOI, but Cho expects the order to be firmed up within a month when the company's board approves the purchase.
Runway Girl, Mary Kirby, overheard Cho urging a representative from Delta Air Lines, a fellow Skyteam alliance member, to order the CSeries.
As I type this a group from Delta is being given a tour of the CSeries mock up.
During the press conference, a senior Bombardier executive whispered to me, "This is the tipping point."
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