Hopes diminish for Gulf Air CSeries order

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Bombardier hopes of seeing a CSeries order from Gulf Air at the Bahrain International Airshow appear to have been dashed.

Despite much speculation and a major presence from the Canadian manufacturer - with a CSeries cabin mock-up and several business jets on display and the head of its aerospace business Guy Hachey in attendance - Gulf Air has failed to schedule a press conference.

It is believed that a proposed deal for the narrowbody fell through in last-minute negotiations with the state-owned airline, which is currently being restructured under chief executive Samer Majali.

Neither Bombardier nor Gulf Air issued a comment.