Airbus could rename Bombardier C Series to the A200-family

In October, Airbus announced the acquisition of Bombardier’s next-generation C Series airliner. Now, it looks like Airbus is thinking about renaming its new jet.

The Bombardier C Series may soon be renamed the A200-family, sources told Bloomberg‘s Benjamin D Katz and Frederic Tomesco.

More specifically, the CS100 and CS300 would be redesignated the A210 and A230.

However, the source also told Bloomberg that no formal decision has been made yet.

An Airbus spokesman could not confirm the rumors. However, the company did tell Business Insider that it believes its deal with Bombardier “will bring tremendous value to the C Series program,” and that they are “confident that Airbus can help to make that program even more successful.”

 

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