Porter Airlines orders 12 Bombardier CS100 jetliners

Porter CS100 (06)(Flt)(Bombardier)(LRW)

Porter Airlines (Toronto) has signed a conditional purchase agreement for 12 CS100 airliners, with options for an additional 18 CS100 aircraft. The agreement also includes purchase rights on six Q400 NextGen aircraft. The parties also disclosed that Porter Airlines is the unidentified, Americas-based customer that signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for CS100 aircraft as announced by Bombardier in December 2012.

The announcement was made at Porter Airlines’ home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, where alongside Bombardier, they also unveiled the CSeries aircraft flight deck and cabin demonstrator that will be on private display at Porter’s facility during the month of April 2013.

Meanwhile the Toronto Port Authority released the following statement:

The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) is aware of the announcement made earlier by Porter Airlines. As an independent operation, it is up to Porter to pursue its own business plan for the benefit of its customers, shareholders and employees. The TPA takes no position on Porter’s business aspirations.

For the past 30 years, the TPA has operated the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) based upon the terms of the 1983 Tripartite Agreement, and will continue to do so. The TPA will not consider any change of use to the airport until a determination is first made by the elected representatives on Toronto City Council regarding Porter’s proposed changes to the 1983 Tripartite Agreement.

Image: Bombardier.

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