Interesting that the story, further down in the text, talks about another year before a C-series decision is made. I would think this potential deal makes a "go" decision more likely, and sooner than that.
LE BOURGET, FRANCE -- Bombardier Inc. took a big step towards building its first big passenger jet, known as the C-Series, with the launch of a partnership yesterday with China Aviation Industry Corp., one of the Chinese government's two main commercial aviation businesses.
[Edited 2007-06-19 17:12:15]
[Edited 2007-06-19 17:14:08]