Delta announced an order for 75 jets from Bombardier on Thursday, marking the first U.S. airline to make a deal with the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.

The lightweight, narrow-body CS100 jets will replace some of Delta’s older, less fuel-efficient planes on short- and medium-haul routes.

“As we reshape our fleet for the future, the innovative onboard experience of the C Series is a perfect complement for the top-notch service provided every day by Delta people,” Delta’s incoming chief executive Ed Bastian said in a statement. “These new aircraft are a solid investment, allowing us to take advantage of superior operating economics, network flexibility and best-in-class fuel performance.” Read more…

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Delta orders 75 jets from Bombardier in victory for Canadian manufacturer