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Bombardier expects late-2013 C-Series launch

Bombardier has said it is sticking with a late-2013 launch date for its all-new C-Series jetliner, which will compete with Boeing and Airbus planes, Reuters has reported. "At this point we believe we can still deliver in 2013. It is not going to be easy," Philippe Poutissou, vice-president of marketing for Bombardier's commercial aircraft said. The aircraft maker is also maintaining to its forecast of 300 firm orders for the C-Series by the time the single-aisle jet enters service, he said.