Based on the list price for the CS100 aircraft, the firm order contract is valued at approximately US$309 million, and could increase to $636 million if the five options are exercised.
The CSeries aircraft features a body built of 70% advanced structural materials to deliver weight savings. 46% of the body – including the wings – will be advanced composite materials.
The aircraft is designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market. Bombardier says the CSeries will be up to 12 000 lbs (5443 kg) lighter than other aircraft in the same seat category.