April 4, 2016
Industry analysts are projecting that the C-Series will lose around $32 million each for the first 50 C-Series aircraft that are delivered, guaranteeing that the program continues to be a financial drain on Bombardier until at least 2018.
C-Series launch customer Swiss International Air Lines has reportedly been impressed by the maturity demonstrated during the past month of route-proving flights by Bombardier.
Lufthansa has accepted delivery of its second A320 NEO, after delaying formal acceptance while Airbus and Lufthansa were negotiating compensation for operational shortfalls with the initial production aircraft.
IndiGo has taken delivery of its third A320 NEO. The airline aims to have an all-NEO fleet by 2022.
Czech Airlines has signed an agreement for delivery of seven A320 NEO aircraft, replacing a previous order for seven A320 CEO airlines still on order. An engine selection has not been announced, although Czech Airlines' current A319 fleet if powered by CFM56 engines.
Boeing's 737 MAX has entered the crucial fuel-burn test phase of its flight test program, which will demonstrate how much benefit the new model achieves in practical application.