EgyptAir eyes 12+12 CS300s; Iraqi Airways still keen

EgyptAir eyes 12+12 CS300s; Iraqi Airways still keen

Egypt's flagship state carrier EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent to order 12 Bombardier CS300 passenger aircraft for $1.1 billion. The aircraft are to be powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofans (GTF).

EgyptAir Airlines plans to buy 12 of Bombardier's CS300, the biggest variant of the narrow-body jet, and has options for a further 12, the carrier said Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer expects the order to be made firm by the end of this year.

Airbus agreed in October to take a majority stake in Bombardier's CSeries jetliner program, and has said any CSeries jets intended for the USA market would be built at its production facility in Alabama, potentially allowing the planes to avoid punitive duties.

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The two agreements, which total 43 firm CSeries orders, are expected to generate momentum for the narrowbody jets and follow an October decision by Airbus SE to take a majority stake in the plane program.

The US trade department imposed tariffs of 300% on the C Series as it upheld a complaint from Boeing over subsidies the aircraft received from the Canadian and United Kingdom governments.

Earlier this month an unnamed European airline said it meant to buy at least 31 of the C-Series planes. A U.S. trade commission will decide in early 2018 on whether to impose duties of almost 300 percent on the planes as urged by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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