Bombardier’s C Series 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 C Series is a clear departure not only from Bombardier’s successful CRJ family of regional jets but also from the 100-115-seat, 1,500-2,400-nm-range BRJ-X that the Montreal-based company abandoned in 2000 when it was confronted with stiff competition from ...

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