LockheedBBD wrote:VSMUT wrote:
The Air Tanzania order for 2 CS300 is as good as dead as well. Got caught up in a political fallout between Canada and Magufuli.
Bombardier delivered a new Q400 to Air Tanzania only 3-4 months ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Viye_mwLSc
This was a few months after this incident in November 2017: https://www.reuters.com/article/tanzani ... SL3N1NC5MI
From the insider information I got, the initial downpayment for the A220s is gone. This was financed by Canada, who withdrew support for the deal following the November incident. Supposedly the money was granted to the construction firm instead as compensation. It is pretty telling that the first A220 should have been delivered in May, but nothing has emerged.
The Q400s were already built and paid for at the time. Diverting funds from unbuilt aircraft would have caused less harm to Bombardier than leaving them with an undeliverable Q400.
juliuswong wrote:As what Polot has mentioned earlier, the 32 firm order + 10 options Ilyushin order placed on 4 June 2013 is now with GTLK State Transport Leasing Co. On 5 August 2016, they cancelled 12 firm + 10 options, leaving 20 firm order. Then they cancelled another six on 31 March 2018, leaving 14 firm order.
GTLK State Transport Leasing Co. currently holds an order for six A220-300. Not sure where the other eight order went to.
Isn't Red Wings getting 20 aircraft? Could be some of those that have been transferred.