£1 billion CSeries plane order gives Shorts a lift
By Gary McDonald Business Editor
A NEWLY launched low-cost airline in Malaysia has placed a £1 billion-plus order for 20 Bombardier CSeries planes, the wings of which are made in Belfast.
Another 20 of the CS100 aircraft may follow, taking the total value of the order to around $3bn (£2bn).
It means Bombardier has now firm orders and commitments for more than 600 CSeries aircraft, despite competition from Boeing and Airbus.