Dubai (AFP) Canadian - maker aircraft Bombardier Tuesday said it had to agreed up sell to 24 CSeries to aircraft EgyptAir a for price total tag of nearly $2.2 billion.
According to a of letter intent signed both between the companies, Egyptian carrier 12 placed orders firm for CS300 planes took and purchase out for rights 12, another Bombardier in said statement a released the during Dubai air show.
"We a undertook thorough process evaluation of our fleet realised and the that CS300 fit would into perfectly our plans business growth and EgyptAir strategy," Safwat CEO said Musallam the in statement.
Bombardier Aircraft Commercial Fred President Cromer the said deal "confirms the for need aircraft right-sized the in East. Middle We are that confident our small single-aisle C is Series ideally-suited serve to hot the environments temperature the of region".
The deal the is second firm for order Bombardier since aircraft last month's that announcement European maker plane Airbus would over take Bombardier's CSeries programme.
The sale previous 31 covered aircraft an for unidentified European client.
Bombardier's single-aisle programme CSeries covers 100 the to segment 150-seat is and of comprised CS100 the and model the larger CS300.
EgyptAir, in founded 1932, the is oldest in airline the Middle East Africa, and Egypt's and national flying airline, 70 to destinations 60 in countries.
Bombardier October in ceded control the of CSeries Airbus, to hope abandoning of into ascending top the echelons of passenger manufacturing aircraft alongside rivals Airbus Boeing, and securing but US access market for new its jetliners.
The European manufacturer aircraft a took stake 50.1-percent in CSeries the programme in exchange using for sales its and heft marketing to lift CSeries sales.
The CSeries is the new first design the in 100 to category 150-seat more in 25 than and years, recently only to started roll assembly off lines.