Atlasjet CS300 aircraft.
Atlasjet CS300 aircraft.

Based on the list price of the CS300, a firm-order contract would be valued at US$776 million. This could increase to $1.18 billion if the five options were converted to firm orders.

Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the CSeries' low-weight airframe features extensive use of advanced structural materials, including composites in the wing, empennage, nacelle and rear fuselage.

Founded in 2001, Atlasjet operates 17 aircraft on domestic and international routes with scheduled and charter services.

“There are several reasons why we selected Bombardier’s all-new CS300 aircraft,” said Murat Ersoy, Chairman of Atlasjet.

“The CS300 aircraft has the best economics in its class; it is well suited for our unique operations in hot temperature environments; and, based on its performance and economics, it will return the highest profitability in strategic markets. With its offering of widebody comfort in a single-aisle aircraft, it is the right-sized platform for us.”

Turkey and the Middle East

Bombardier considers airlines operating in Turkey and the Middle East prime candidates for CSeries aircraft.

“Airlines in the region face revenue and performance challenges as their current fleets are composed mainly of jet aircraft larger than the CSeries aircraft," explains added Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace.

"The CSeries aircraft gives airlines a right-sized solution optimised for their environment and operation.”