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Bombardier's CS300 flies into a tough market, say analysts

The CSeries, Bombardier's largest jet with up to 160 seats, is expected to go into service a few weeks into 2016. Fuel economy is the major selling point of the jet which has faced many delays.

Mirabel, Quebec

BOMBARDIER Inc launched a test flight of its CS300 jet on Friday, the larger version of its new CSeries narrow-body aircraft, in a milestone for the long-delayed programme that analysts and investors say may have missed its moment.

The CSeries, Bombardier's largest