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Delta Order Great for Our Membership

Great for the Canadian Aerospace Industry

/ -- TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/16 -- "This is great news for our IAM membership at Bombardier and indeed for the Canadian aerospace industry as a whole," said a pleased IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie.

Ritchie was reacting to the announcement this morning that Bombardier confirmed its biggest order so far for its C Series airliner: an order from U.S. giant Delta Airlines for up to 125 jets.

"I am so pleased to see that the airline industry is finally realizing that the C Series is a superior aircraft and one that will take the industry toward the next century," said Ritchie. The order from a major global airline is a significant boost to the C Series program. Delta has placed a firm order for 75 of the 120-seat C Series 100 model with options on an additional 50 aircraft. The value of the deal is about $5.6 billion U.S. The first Delta C Series 100 aircraft will be delivered in 2018.

On February 17, 2016, Air Canada announced it would purchase 45 C Series 300 aircraft with options on 30 additional aircraft. Bombardier's C Series order book now stands at 370 firm orders.

"It's taken us a while to get there but finally we have recognition for what we knew from the beginning, what is to become a world product leader in commercial aviation," said Ritchie.

The IAM which is the largest union in the Canadian Aerospace industry, represents over 4,600 workers at Bombardier.

Dave Ritchie
IAM Canadian General Vice President
416-386-1789 Ext #6323

Bill Trbovich
IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765