Posted on Wednesday 11 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier has landed a potential £8bn deal for up to 120 of its newly rebranded A220 passenger planes after its tie-up with Airbus.

US low-cost carrier JetBlue has placed a firm order for 60 A220-300s, formerly the CS300. It’s a deal worth £4bn ($5.4bn).

But it says it could purchase a further 60 planes, from 2025 onwards.

It comes as wing production at Belfast's Bombardier plant is expected to ramp up to meet demand for the rebranded A220 aircraft under Airbus.

Formerly the C Series, the single aisle jet with new livery was unveiled to fanfare yesterday at its majority owner at Airbus' Toulouse headquarters.

The CS100 and CS300 have been rechristened the A220-100 and A220-300 respectively.

But while the mood in France was a celebratory one, the hard work now begins to push sales of the rebranded aircraft around the world.

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