If you ask me, something seems to be missing from Bombardier Aerospace’s showcase at the AIREX 2008 exhibition being held in
During a recent interview, Bombardier Aerospace’s director, programme managment office and director of marketing, Benjamin Boehm said the CSeries is being evaluated by Middle Eastern airlines for a possible role in providing feeder services. “We’re finding that areas such as the
And in a statement today, Bombardier touts its growing presence in the region “as major airlines adapt their operations with more cost-efficient regional aircraft to feed their larger mainline aircraft networks”.
Qatar Airways is rumoured to be one of several carriers that will launch the CSeries at the Farnborough air show.
Okay, so where is the much-travelled mock-up? A Bombardier spokesman tells me it was “too heavy and expensive” to lug to AIREX. “Next step: Farnborough, and no this does not confirm anything,” he says. Well thank you kindly.