Bombardier has more than halved its 2016 delivery targets for the CSeries aircraft, attributing the reduced forecast to a delay from engine supplier Pratt & Whitney (P&W).
The Montreal-headquartered OEM said its troubled programme would deliver seven aircraft this year instead of 15 after P&W ran into issues with supplying parts for its PW1000G engine.
“We are working very closely with Pratt & Whitney to quickly address this supplier ramp-up issue and to ensure we have a strong supplier base to support our long-term growth objectives,” said Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on Tuesday (September 6).
“We are very confident in our production ramp-up plan, including our ability to meet our production goal of 90 to 120 aircraft per year by 2020.”
The first CSeries aircraft entered into service in July to launch customer SWISS International Air Lines.