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Bombardier CSeries Suffers Blow as Air Canada Opts Out

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Bombardier Inc. suffered a setback for its newest and biggest jet family, the CSeries, as Air Canada said it will keep 25 Embraer SA planes instead of replacing them with new narrow-body aircraft.

The Embraer E190s, a portion of Air Canada’s current fleet of the planes, will stay in service as the company works to keep a lid on spending. Air Canada, the country’s biggest airline, has 45 of the 97-seat Embraers, the first of which entered service in late 2005.