Bombardier Aerospace

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Bombardier Aerospace
Type Subsidiary
Industry Aerospace
Predecessor(s) Canadair
Headquarters Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Key people Guy Hachey COO/President
Products Aircraft
Employees 38,350 before cut by 1,700 (2014)
Parent Bombardier Inc.
Website www.aerospace.bombardier.com

Bombardier Aerospace is a division of Bombardier Inc.. The company competes with Brazilian rival Embraer for the title of the third largest aircraft manufacturer after Airbus and Boeing. It is headquartered in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.1

History

Main engineering building and assembly plant of Bombardier Aerospace at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

After acquiring Canadair in 1986 and restoring it to profitability, Bombardier in 1989 acquired the near-bankrupt Short Brothers aircraft manufacturing company in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This was followed in 1990 by the acquisition of the bankrupt Learjet Company of Wichita, Kansas, builder of the Learjet business aircraft, and finally the money-losing Boeing subsidiary, de Havilland Aircraft of Canada based in Toronto, Ontario in 1992.2

The aerospace division now accounts for over half of the company's revenue. Bombardier's most popular aircraft currently include its Dash 8 Series 400, CRJ100/200/440, and CRJ700/900/1000 lines of regional airliners. It also manufactures the Bombardier 415 amphibious water-bomber (in Dorval and North Bay), the Global Express and the Challenger business jet. Learjet is also a subsidiary of Bombardier based in Wichita, KS.

Bombardier had been in discussions with Mirabel, Quebec (near Montreal) and Kansas City, Missouri for a $375 millionclarification needed assembly plant, for its future CSeries aircraft, which Bombardier is marketing as a replacement for aging DC-9, MD-80, and early, smaller versions of the Boeing 737.

This new jet, which offers 110-seat and 130-seat versions, competes with the Boeing 737 Next Generation 737-600, 737-700, Airbus A318, Airbus A319, and Embraer 195. Bombardier claims the CSeries will burn 20% less fuel per trip than these competitors,3 which would make it still about 8% more fuel efficient than the Boeing 737 Max scheduled for introduction 3 years later in 2017.

The launch customer for the CSeries, Lufthansa, has signed a letter of intent for up to 60 aircraft and 30 options.4 The manufacturing complex in Montreal will be redeveloped by Ghafari Associates to incorporate lean manufacturing of its CSeries aircraft.5

In March, 2011, The company obtained 50 firm orders and a further 70 optional order for jets from NetJets worth more than US$2.8 billion to US$6.7 billion, respectively.6

Also in March 2011, Bombardier announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China's ICBC Financial Leasing to provide advance aircraft payment financing for Bombardier customers worth $8 billion.7

In October 2012, a joint development deal between Bombardier Aerospace and a government-led South Korean consortium was revealed, to develop a 90-seater turboprop regional airliner, targeting a 2019 launch date. The consortium would include Korea Aerospace Industries and Korean Air Lines.8

In November 2012, the company announced the largest deal in its history, with Swiss luxury aviation company VistaJet, to deliver 56 Bombardier Global jets for a total value of $3.1 billion. The deal includes an option for Bombardier to manufacture and sell an additional 86 Global jets, which would value the entire transaction at $7.3 billion.

In January 2014, the parent company announced cuts of 1,700 employees from Bombardier Aerospace to save costs due to a 19 percent drop in orders in 2013.9

Government subsidy controversy

Brazil and Canada engaged in an international, adjudicated trade dispute over government subsidies to domestic plane-makers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The World Trade Organization decided Brazil ran an illegal subsidy program, Proex, benefiting Brazilian plane-maker Embraer from at least 1999-2000, and that Canada illegally subsidized its indigenous regional airliner industry.

Aircraft

Business jets

Bombardier Global family

Bombardier Global landing at Montreal International Airport

In 2010, Bombardier launched an updated family of long-range business jets:10

Commercial jets

Bombardier CSeries CS100 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1) at Mirabel

Turboprops

Cancelled Concepts

  • BRJ-X (Bombardier Regional Jet eXpansion) - introduced 80-110 seat jetliner in 2005 and revived by CSeries program

Military Aircraft

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Facilities

Bombardier Aerospace has manufacturing, engineering and services facilities in 27 countries.13 The production facilities are located in Canada, the U.S.A, the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) and Mexico.14

Production

Bombardier Aerospace fiscal or calendar year delivery of regional, business and amphibious aircraft:

Fiscal/calendar year 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011 2012 2013
Commercial CRJ 81 105 165 191 214 175 110 64 62 56 60 41 33 14 26
Q-Series 23 52 41 29 19 22 28 48 66 54 61 56 45 36 29
Business Learjet 109 129 96 38 41 47 69 71 81 70 44 33 33 39 29
Challenger 40 38 45 23 31 62 98 99 103 116 82 63 79 86 89
Global 34 36 21 16 17 22 30 42 48 53 50 47 51 54 62
Amphibious CL-415 5 10 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 4 5 4 4 4 3
Total Deliveries 292 37022 37023 29824 324 32925 33726 326 36127 35328 30229 24430 245 23331 23832
Net orders 363 698 367 11 201 249 481 388

Gallery

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Aerospace Directory." Bombardier Inc. Retrieved on December 4, 2010. "400 Côte-Vertu Road West Dorval, Québec Canada H4S 1Y9." Address in French: "400, chemin de la Côte-Vertu Ouest Dorval (Québec)."
  2. ^ "Inc. - Bombardier - Home". Bombardier. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ A New Bombardier Jet Draws Only Tepid Demand Jet New York Times, July 14, 2008
  4. ^ July 13, 2008 — Farnborough, U.K. Aerospace (2008-07-13). "Bombardier Press Release, July 13, 2008". Bombardier.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Bombardier awards contract to Ghafari to redevelop CSeries Aircraft Manufacturing Complex". ATW Online. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  6. ^ The Globe and Mail
  7. ^ "Bombardier signs financing deal with China's ICBC Financial Leasing". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  8. ^ Choi Kyong-Ae (8 October 2012). "South Korea Consortium in Talks With Bombardier About Developing Passenger Plane -Source". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Susan Taylor (January 21, 2014). "Bombardier cuts 1,700 jobs to save cash after jet delays". 
  10. ^ "NBAA: PICTURE: Bombardier reveals new Global business jet family". Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  11. ^ a b October 16, 2010 — Atlanta Aerospace (2010-10-16). "Bombardier Grows Its Flagship Global Family with Two New Jets: the Global 7000 and Global 8000 Aircraft". Bombardier.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  12. ^ Bombardier postpones CSeries entry into service until 2015 16 January 2014, retrieved 13 March 2014
  13. ^ aerospace.bombardier.com - Worldwide Presence
  14. ^ aerospace.bombardier.com - About Us
  15. ^ Bombardier in Canada
  16. ^ Bombardier in the USA
  17. ^ a b Bombardier in Ontario
  18. ^ "Bombardier Inaugurates Learjet 85 Aircraft Component Manufacturing Facility in Queretaro, Mexico". Reuters (Press release). Bombardier. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  19. ^ aerospace.bombardier.com - Bombardier in Mexico
  20. ^ belfast.aero.bombardier.com - Capabilities
  21. ^ Bombardier Aéronautique Maroc : Démarrage de la production à Casablanca dans une usine provisoire L'Usine Nouvelle, 8 February 2013
  22. ^ Bombardier Posts Record 370 Aircraft Deliveries.
  23. ^ Bombardier Announces That Bombardier Aerospace is On Target With 370 Aircraft Deliveries.
  24. ^ Annual Report Year Ended January 31, 2003 - Bombardier.
  25. ^ Bombardier Delivers 329 Aircraft for Fiscal Year 2004/05: Second Consecutive Year of Increased Deliveries.
  26. ^ Bombardier aircraft – Fiscal year 2005/06 deliveries.
  27. ^ An Exceptional Year for Bombardier Aerospace in Terms of Deliveries and Orders: 361 Aircraft Delivered and 698 Orders Placed in Fiscal Year 2007/08.
  28. ^ Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 353 Aircraft and Records 378 Net Orders in Fiscal Year 2008/09.
  29. ^ Bombardier Aerospace Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 302 Aircraft in Fiscal Year 2009/10.
  30. ^ Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 244 Aircraft in Fiscal Year 2010/11.
  31. ^ Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 233 Aircraft and Receives Orders for 481 Aircraft in 2012.
  32. ^ Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 238 Aircraft and Receives Orders for 388 Aircraft in 2013.

References

  • Commercial Aircraft and Airline Markings by Christopher Chant.

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