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Airbus renames Canadian jet as A220, seen near U.S. deal

Reuters  |  TOULOUSE, France 

By Tim HepherTOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Airbus gave its newly acquired Canadian CSeries jet a new name and looked close to winning an inaugural order on Tuesday as it prepares to broaden its battle with Boeing for jet sales.The European firm said it was rebranding the plane as the A220, slotting it just under its longstanding A300 portfolio which stretches from the 124-seat A319 to the 544-seat A380.Airbus expects to sell a "double-digit" number of the jets that have 110-130 seats this year and sees demand for at least 3,000 of them over 20 years, said CSeries sales chief David Dufrenois. ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 19:28 IST