Flynas Rules Out Bombardier For Order

April 27, 2016

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Saudi Arabia's Flynas is in talks with Boeing and Airbus for a potential 100-aircraft order, chief executive Paul Byrne said, adding it had ruled out Bombardier from its considerations.

The kingdom's low-cost airline had requested proposals from the two rival aerospace giants to buy 60 planes with an option for 40 more, he said.

Byrne said in January Flynas was also considering Bombardier for the deal, but recently ruled out the Canadian aircraft maker.

"We just didn't want to be the launch customer" for the CSeries, he said without elaborating.