REFILE-Bombardier faces discount headache as CSeries sales take off
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* Bombardier woos new CSeries buyers at key airline meetings
* Accounting charge sheds rare light on aircraft pricing
* Bombardier CEO says CSeries re-launched and 'here to stay'
By Tim Hepher and Allison Lampert
DUBLIN/MONTREAL, June 3 (Reuters) - Bombardier performed a high-stake sales pitch for its CSeries jet at 30,000 feet on Friday, hoping to persuade more than two dozen airline bosses to buy the industry's newest fuel-saving model while reining in discounts.
The Canadian planemaker flew Star Alliance bosses on board its 110-seat CS100 between airline gatherings in Europe where it sought to preserve momentum after winning a lifeline order for the money-losing jet from Delta Air Lines.
"We are in a good place today. We have the contracts ready for you as you exit the plane," Bombardier Chief Executive Alain Bellemare joked to the 28 leaders on board.
Just over a year ago, Bombardier might have had trouble rounding up as many CEOs after seeing Canada's aerospace ambitions waver under the pressure of cash shortages. Continued...