(Reuters) - Canadian carrier Porter Aviation Holdings Inc is set to announce an order for up to 30 C-Series jets made by Bombardier Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the deal.
Montreal-based Bombardier said in December an airline based in the Americas had signed a letter of intent to buy 12 C-Series aircraft, with options for another 18 narrow-body commercial planes, in a transaction worth up to $2.08 billion.
The deal, which is expected to be announced as early as Wednesday, will finalize the letter of intent Porter signed with Bombardier in December, the Journal reported on Tuesday. (link.reuters.com/daz27t)
Bombardier delayed the C-Series’ inaugural flight by six months in November due to problems with suppliers and had seen sluggish demand for the 110-to 149-seater plane until this deal.
Bombardier spokesman Marc Duchesne declined to comment to the Journal, while a Porter spokesman was not available.
Neither Bombardier nor Porter could be reached for comment by Reuters.
Reporting by Garima Goel in Bangalore; Editing by Mark Potter