C Series still faces big headwinds in narrowbody marketplace
Even with the new backing of Airbus, the future for Bombardier's C Series is likely to be turbulent, according to a new report by Moody's Investor Services. It identifies a number of headwinds for the new aircraft, including limited demand for planes of 100 to 150 seat capacity, the continued focus of airlines on achieving acceptable returns on capital and the relative youth of the world's small narrowbody fleet. The rating agency concludes that it is extremely unlikely sufficient numbers of the aircraft can be sold to recoup its $6 billion development costs.

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