Rivals' delivery woes hurting orders for new Bombardier jet

01/21/2009 | Bloomberg11

Bombardier Inc. is promising potential customers it can deliver their new CSeries jets beginning in 2013, but competitors' highly publicized delays have left buyers wary. "Our teams are having a difficult time with this, because the last two big aircraft programs are two [to] three years late," says a Bombardier executive, referring to Boeing Co.'s 787 and the new A380 from Airbus. Bombardier has a letter of intent from Deutsche Lufthansa AG for the 110- to 130-seat CSeries, but no firm orders so far.

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