Wow Airbus tosses a new engine on an old A320 and hopes to get 500 orders Bombardier has just been told by Qatar its NOT going to buy the C-series and now has orders for 114 planes.. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...ries-deal-loses-second-as-qatar-retreats.html The order disclosed today is for 10 CS100 planes worth $616 at list prices, with options for six more, Bombardier said in a statement. Qatar’s al Baker said his airline put off a decision on the model “for a while until we’ve sorted all the airplanes we have in the pipeline” The CSeries jet is designed to compete with Boeing Co. (BA)’s 737 and the Airbus A320 family in the market for narrow-body planes with 100 to 149 seats. Bombardier earlier this month announced the first orders for the model in more than a year, with 10 contracts from Sweden’s Braathens Leading Ltd. and three from another unidentified airline. Today’s deal takes the firm-order total to 113 planes and the number of customers to six, the company said. Airbus expects to have more than 500 orders for the 320neo by the end of the Paris show, reaching the milestone about seven months after deciding to re-engine the jet.