February 13, 2017
Canada's federal government has approved $282 million in "repayable program contributions" to Bombardier, to help complete production ramp-up of both the C-Series airline and the Global 7000 business jet. Bombardier previously received a government loan from the provincial government in Quebec.
Luxair has revealed that the Bombardier C-Series is currently the preferred option for its plans for fleet renewal. A final agreement, however, is not expected before 2018.
Brazilian officials have opened a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over financial assistance provided to Bombardier by the Canadian government.
Russian officials report that United Aircraft, the Russian holding company that includes the Irkut MC-21 development program as part of its portfolio, broke even last year, despite heavy investment in MC-21 development.
Chinese officials have stepped up their publicity campaign for the Comac C919, ahead of the airplane's first flight.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering has unveiled a technician training program to support both the Airbus A320 NEO and Boeing 737 MAX among Middle East airlines.
Low-cost carrier Ryanair is expected to exercise its options to purchase a further 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the coming weeks. Ryanair already has a firm order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are due to begin delivery in 2019.