(Reuters) - Canadian plane-and-train-maker Bombardier Inc <BBDb.TO> is in advanced talks with EgyptAir over a potential $1.1 billion order for CSeries jets, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The deal is likely to include a firm order for 12 CS300 jets, and could be announced as early as Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show, according to the report. (https://bloom.bg/2iSDNU1)
European planemaker Airbus SE <AIR.PA> recently agreed to take a majority stake in the CSeries program, in exchange for Airbus's purchasing and marketing power and support for the aircraft that had few orders due to doubts over its future.
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Bombardier said, earlier this month, that it received a letter of intent from an unnamed European customer for 31 firm CSeries orders.
Bombardier spokeswoman, Nathalie Siphengphet said there was clearly a strong momentum for the CSeries, and there was growing interest from airlines around the world.
(Reporting by Karan Nagarkatti in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)