Predicting what the airline market will look like in future is a mug’s game. The only thing you can do is try and create a future. One in which innovation, leading edge technology , bold aspirations and a bit of luck can put you ahead of the rest. That’s exactly what Bombardier did today with the first flight of their new C Series jet. How it will fare in the market place remains to be seen. One thing is for certain, the C Series is a brand new airplane, its competition the revamped Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 are older designs and less attractive to any airline wishing to leap ahead of the competition. Congratulations to everyone at Bombardier for fine job and what looks like a great aircraft.