A decision on where the CSeries will be assembled has not yet been made, but signs are increasingly pointing to Bombardier’s
Bombardier has long said it sees its plant in Mirabel – a suburb of
There is only one other candidate in the running –
For its part,
Under the terms of the machinists’ deal, however, Bombardier must decide by 15 July whether it will select Mirabel for final assembly.
Meanwhile, a new report from Research Capital analyst Jacques Kavafian says Shanghai Airlines and China Southern Airlines are scheduled to meet with Chinese regulators on 14 July to obtain the required approvals to place orders for the CSeries.
“We believe that both
So who is Kavafian? According to his bio, Kavafian began his career as an analyst in Montréal in 1985, moving to
But with respect to Bombardier’s Chinese endeavours, does Kavafian have the inside track? We’ll know very shortly if his predictions hold true. However, there is good reason to believe the Chinese are interested.
The CSeries’ centre fuselage will be manufactured by China Aviation Industries I (AVIC I) subsidiary Shenyang Aircraft, which agreed to invest in facilities and equipment. In turn, Bombardier is investing $100 million into
Photo from Bombardier’s new web site (which looks MUCH better than the last one) at http://www.bombardier.com