* Order for 3 CS100 aircraft, options on 3 more
* Order from unidentified carrier worth up to $385 mln
* Bombardier’s stock jumps 2.5 pct (Recasts with analyst’s comment, stock price. In U.S. dollars unless noted)
VANCOUVER, June 7 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) said on Tuesday it has received a firm order for three of its new CSeries airliners, lifting its shares as investors welcomed the the second small order in a week for the CSeries after a 16-month drought.
Bombardier said an unnamed but “well-established” airline had placed the order, which is worth $186 million based on the list price for the CS100 aircraft.
It said the airline had also taken an option on three more single-aisle, 110-seater CS100 jets, raising the potential value of the order to $385 million.
The CSeries is Bombardier’s controversial and expensive move into a larger-size aircraft that encroaches on the turf of the world’s top two aircraft makers, Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus [ARBU.UL]. The lack of recent orders had raised fears that it was a bad gamble.
“It is certainly helping them build back some of their credibility in the market... If they continue to put these orders in the books the interest will continue to grow,” said Stonecap Securities analyst Scott Rattee.
Shares in Bombardier, which is the world’s third-largest civil aircraft maker, were 17 Canadian cents, or 2.5 percent, higher at C$6.94 on the Toronto Stock Exchange late on Tuesday morning.
Last week the Montreal-based plane and train maker said it had secured a 10-plane CSeries order and hinted it was close to announcing more deals. [ID:nL3E7H11Q0]
Bombardier now has 103 orders for the CSeries family of aircraft — 41 CS100s and 62 larger CS300s aircraft — from five customers. The airliner is scheduled to go into service late in 2013 and into 2014.
Separately, the chief executive of Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia (GIAA.JK) said on Tuesday that Garuda plans to order up to 25 regional jets with fewer than 100 seats either from Bombardier or rival Embraer (EMBR3.SA) as early as the third quarter [ID:nL3E7H7152].
$1=$0.97 Canadian Reporting by Nicole Mordant. Additional reporting by Krishna N Das in Bangalore; Editing by Ian Geoghegan and Peter Galloway