Bombardier is hoping that one of the biggest talking points of this year's Paris Air Show, its brand new C-Series 300, will lure airlines away from the big two aircraft manufacturers of Airbus and Boeing and breathe life back into the program.
The C-Series 300 has had sluggish sales and has been beset by technical delays and cost over-runs. Despite the questions surrounding the plane, Bombardier's Commercial President, Fred Cromer put on a positive spin.
"We are in the home stretch and we will have certification later this year with entry into service next year with our launch customer Swiss (International) so this couldn't be a better situation for us," Cromer told CNBC.
"This is the first time in a very public way that we get to introduce this aircraft to our industry and specifically to our customers, and to our potential customers so it's a huge event for us."