Bombardier’s CSeries is an iconoclast, defining a new class of passenger jets that defies traditional classification as either regional or transcontinental airliners because of its size, range and operating costs. The CSeries is a clear departure from Bombardier’s CRJ family of regional jets and from the 100-115-seat, 1,500-2,400nm-range BRJ-X that the Montreal-based company abandoned in 2000 when confronted with competition from Embraer’s E-jets, the Boeing 717 and Airbus ...

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