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Bombardier is a global transportation company, headquartered in Montréal, Canada. It is present in more than 60 countries on five continents and is active in Aerospace (commercial and business jets) and Rail transportation equipment, systems and services. 

Bombardier Aerospace ranks as the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer. Its aircraft range includes:

  •  Business aircraft - Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families;
  •  Commercial aircraft - new CSeries program, CRJ Series and Q-Series aircraft families;
  •  Amphibious aircraft - Bombardier 415 and Bombardier 415 MP aircraft;
  •  Jet travel solutions - Flexjet;
  •  Specialised aircraft solutions - Bombardier aircraft modified for special missions;
  •  Aircraft services and training - aircraft parts, maintenance, comprehensive training, technical support and publications, and online service. By Capa Aviation


JUNE 11, 2014 By David A. Lombardo

FIFA World Cup support will be provided by Bombardier out of its regional support office (RSO) in São Paulo, where local support will be coordinated in conjunction with Bombardier’s customer response centers. The company has plans for five field service representatives based at Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte.

A spokesman for Bombardier told AIN, “This is part of a continuing effort by Bombardier to position customer response teams in support of local events around the world. For instance, we supported [the recent] Formula One race in Montreal with a customer response team.”

Bombardier has a continuing program to expand its customer support. In October 2012 the company instituted a fleet of seven customer service trucks positioned around theU.S. with dedicated avionics and A&P technicians. This past March, Bombardier added a Learjet 45 based out of Chicago that can be dispatched throughout North America.

Bombardier will be deploying its customer response team (FAA and EASA capable) to provide onsite maintenance in Brazil.

Bombardier is a global transportation company, headquartered in Montréal, Canada. It is present in more than 60 countries on five continents and is active in Aerospace (commercial and business jets) and Rail transportation equipment, systems and services. 

Bombardier Aerospace ranks as the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer. Its aircraft range includes:

  •  Business aircraft - Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families;
  •  Commercial aircraft - new CSeries program, CRJ Series and Q-Series aircraft families;
  •  Amphibious aircraft - Bombardier 415 and Bombardier 415 MP aircraft;
  •  Jet travel solutions - Flexjet;
  •  Specialised aircraft solutions - Bombardier aircraft modified for special missions;
  •  Aircraft services and training - aircraft parts, maintenance, comprehensive training, technical support and publications, and online services.

Bombardier Wins International Innovation Awards

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won two international innovation awards for its TrackSafe technology designed to improve safety and productivity for railway track workers. Bomnbardier received one of 15 Innovation Awards presented by the institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to companies across a wide variety of engineering and technology disciplines that are using innovation and imagination to enhance peoples'lives. The competition attracted 430 entries from 25 countries.
The IET judging panel said: “TrackSafe has the potential to have a major social impact because on a global scale it would improve both trackside worker safety and urban transportation productivity. The project has demonstrated a high degree of collaboration between industry, local operators and academia in order to gain the full benefits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other technologies.”
The Bombardier TrackSafe technology also received the Altran UK Foundation Award, and was cited for fulfilling one of the main missions of the Foundation: “To promote technological innovation for human benefit.
Bombardier developed the TrackSafe product in collaboration with the McMaster RFID Applications Lab at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to reduce the hazards of inspecting and repairing track and related infrastructure. TrackSafe takes advantage of RFID technology to create improved location awareness for track workers and train operators, alerting both to potential hazards.

At present, Bombardier and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority in the United States are conducting a TrackSafe demonstration project on the Authority’s Green Line. The project was approved by the Federal Transit Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, following a request for proposals specifically aimed at improving right-of-way safety for rail transit workers through the innovative use of new and advanced technologies.
“Safety is a top priority at Bombardier, from the safety of our employees, to the safety of the millions of passengers that we carry every year on our rail vehicles, to the safety of transit workers,” said Matt Byrne, Vice President, Services North America, Bombardier Transportation. “TrackSafe is a powerful solution that provides an enhanced layer of safety for track level employees and we are very proud that it has been recognized by both the IET and the Altran UK Foundation.”

Bombardier Aerospace

Bombardier celebrates the 25th anniversary of its entry into the aerospace
industry. In December 1986, under the leadership of Mr. Laurent Beaudoin,
then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. Bombardier took 
its first step into the aerospace industry.  
In the twenty five years that have passed since Bombardier entered
the aerospace industry, Bombardier have grown to become the world's third
largest civil aircraft manufacturer.
In the past few years, Bombardier has been winning more and more new
contracts around the world.
New Products. Bombardier is active with the development of new
products. Bombardier's dynamic and solid performance over the years
make it an excellent long-term investment. Even in the short term
many analysts expect the stock to perform well.

FAA Recognizes Bombardier Service Centres' Technicians for Excellence

February 27, 2012 — Montréal 
All U.S. Centres earn 2011 FAA AMT Diamond Award of Excellence

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that each of its eight wholly owned service centres in the U.S. has been awarded a 2011 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award Certificate of Excellence, 

the industry’s highest honour for aviation maintenance.
When talking about commercial aviation, there are two companies in the world that come to mind—Boeing and Airbus. Quite often, discussions about the global airliner market assumes that all other manufactures are of little or no significance when placed side by side with these two giants.
However, Canada's Bombardier has moved beyond the production of executive jets into the regional jet market. Its CRJ series of airliners also appear ideal for the 70 to 100-seat market.
Nigeria's Arik Air would become not only the first airline in Nigeria but also on the African continent to order Bombardier airliners for its operations.

March 19,2012 Toronto
Bombardier Aerospace and Rwanda Air of Kigali, Rwanda announced today that Rwanda Air has signed a firm order contract.
There are currently more than 200 Bombardier regional jet and turboprop aircraft in service or on firm order with approximately 50 operators in the Middle East and Africa. 
Bombardier's commercial Aircraft Market Forecast for the period 2011-2030 projects that the fleet of Bombardier commercial aircraft in the Middle east and Africa will continue to grow, and that the region will take delivery of almost 1,000 aircraft in the 20-to 149-seat market segments during the forecast period.

Bombardier Exhibits Strong Presence At Asian Aerospace

Building a promising future in China

Montrea: With the Asia-Pacific region continuing to grow in importance in the regional and business aircraft markets, and with China forecasted to become one of the world's key aviation markets over the next 20 years, Bombardier will show its support of this expanding marketplace by attending Asian Aerospace 2007 at its new location in Hong Kong, from September 3 to 6. 

Bombardier's aerospace activities in China have grown substantially in recent years. Bombardier is a leading supplier of regional aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region, with 227 of its Q-Series turboprops and CRJ regional jets in service or ordered by approximately 40 operators in 14 countries.

"As Asian airlines continue to re-evaluate their strategies to focus on economics, Bombardier is well positioned to offer solutions to meet their requirements," said James Dailly, Senior Vice-president, Sales at Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "Bombardier is the only manufacturer that offers two distinct families of regional aircraft: regional jets and turboprops, each offering low operating costs."

Bombardier Aerospace With an installed fleet of over 100 business jets based in the region, Bombardier Business Aircraft maintains its strong presence in Asia-Pacific. Bombardier is the market leader in both the large and ultra-long range aircraft segments, with 64 per cent and 54 per cent of the installed base respectively.

"The superior performance, comfort and value delivered by Bombardier's comprehensive range of innovative business jets exhibits immense potential for corporate and government leaders in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region," noted David Dixon, Regional Vice-President, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The ultra long-range Global Express XRS jet and world-leading super midsize Challenger 300 jet, are two great examples of Bombardier's commitment to introduce new aircraft that cater to the full range of operator needs. Both business jets are also very well suited for operation in the Asia-Pacific region."

Bombardier is the only Original Equipment Manufacturer to offer aircraft in eight of nine business jet market segments &endash; from the premium Learjet 40 XR light jet to the ultra long-range Global Express XRS aircraft and the Challenger 800 Series in the corporate airliner segment &endash; the widest selection of any corporate jet manufacturer.

Bombardier's premier business jet charter program, Skyjet International, will also be represented at this year's Asian Aerospace. A growing international network and a range of innovative turnkey travel solutions, Bombardier Skyjet International is expanding its presence in Asia-Pacific, and continues to forge new paths for business jet charter in the region.

C Series mock-up continues its world tour   

Continuing on its recently launched world tour, Bombardier will present the latest full-size, cabin mock-up of the CSeries aircraft at Asian Aerospace 2007. Featured in the mock-up will be the forward galley with offset door configuration, two rows in business class, four rows in economy class and the aft galley with a lavatory area. The new cabin permits airlines to experience the convenience of overhead rotating bins and the cross-section fuselage was recently modified to provide additional passenger comfort.

The C Series aircraft, designed specifically for the lower end of the 100- to 149-seat commercial market, is ideally positioned to replace many of the aging narrow-body aircraft presently in service in the Asia-Pacific region. This family of aircraft will offer airlines the opportunity to grow their networks with increased frequency and more point-to-point operations into markets that are not well served at this time due to range and aircraft size constraints.

Bombardier Aerospace's relationship with China

In June 2007, the China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC I) and Bombardier signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new, long-term strategic cooperation in the five-abreast, 90- to 149-seat commercial aircraft market. Founded on a well-established history, the two parties have reached a memorandum of understanding that further develops the relationship.

In addition, to support its customers, Bombardier has a regional aircraft spare parts depot in Beijing. In addition, Bombardier has appointed Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Ltd. (STAECO) of Ji'nan as the first Bombardier recognized heavy maintenance facility in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress is being held at AsiaWorld-Expo alongside the Hong Kong International Airport. The Bombardier exhibit is located at Hall 9, Booth 9F01 and the Bombardier hospitality suite is found within the static display area at the Business Aviation Centre. This trade-only event is expected to feature more than 500 participating companies from more than 20 countries.

 Bombardier aircraft on static display at Asian Aerospace 2007

CRJ900 NextGen &endash; The CRJ900 NextGen airliner, in the colours of U.S. carrier Northwest Airlines, features the increased use of composite materials and the  all-new CRJ NextGen interior with larger windows, LED lighting and larger overhead bins. The aircraft is configured with12 business class and 64 economy class seats. Like other members of the CRJ NextGen family, the aircraft is designed to deliver operating cost improvements and is the next step in the continuing evolution of the CRJ Series. Following Asian Aerospace, the CRJ900 NextGen jetliner will embark on an extensive demonstration tour of several countries in Asia and Europe.

Challenger 300: This first true super-midsize jet offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight passengers. It can fly Hong Kong-Darwin non-stop with a full payload and its superior airfield performance allows it to operate out of 5,000-foot (1,524-m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 jet's fleet currently totals over 150 aircraft, with a dispatch reliability of over 99.5 per cent as at July 31, 2007.

Global Express XRS: The pioneering Global Express XRS business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft &endash; with more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link London-Singapore and Hong Kong- Los Angeles non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31,2007, were $14.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Bombardier, CRJ, Q-Series, CRJ900 NextGen,  Learjet 40 XR, Challenger 800 Series, Challenger 300, Global Express XRS,  CSeries  and Skyjet International are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.


Marc Duchesne

Bombardier Aerospace

514-855 7989



is a world leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of innovative aviation products and services for the business, regional and amphibious aircraft markets. This heritage of innovation consolidates more than 250 years of aviation history through the accomplishments of Shorts®, Learjet®, de Havilland® and Canadair® and has produced an unparalleled 10 new aircraft programs in the past decade.

Headquartered at Montréal International Airport (Dorval), Bombardier is a fully integrated aerospace company. It employs more than 33,000 people around the world and has full aircraft design and production capabilities in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Regional Aircraft

Bombardier is the world's leading provider of jet and turboprop aircraft for the 20- to 90-passenger regional aircraft marketplace. Products include:

*the revolutionary Canadair Regional Jet®, introduced in 1992. Bombardier produces a 50-seat (Bombardier CRJ200*) and a 70-seat regional jet (Bombardier CRJ700*), with a 86-seat model (Bombardier CRJ900*) to enter service in early 2003;

*the Bombardier Q* Series family of turboprop aircraft. Bombardier produces two 37-seat twin turboprop airliners (Bombardier Q100* & Q200*), as well as a 50-seat (Bombardier Q300*) and 70-seat (Bombardier Q400*) model.

Business Aircraft

Bombardier produces the most advanced and comprehensive range of business aircraft in the world and is a revenue leader in this market. Products include:

*the Bombardier Learjet Series of light and midsize business jets;

*the Bombardier Continental*, a supermidsize business jet with transcontinental range to enter service in late 2002;

*the world's first widebody business jet, the Bombardier Challenger® 604;

*the recently launched Bombardier Global 5000*. This high-speed intercontinental superlarge business jet is scheduled to enter corporate service in 2004; and,

*the ultra long-range Bombardier Global Express®.

Amphibious Aircraft

Bombardier provides the world's most advanced firefighting aircraft - the Bombardier 415*. The amphibious aircraft also serves as a maritime search and rescue, surveillance and utility transport aircraft.


Bombardier provides the most comprehensive range of aviation services to its customers. Services include:

*a full range of after-sales customer support and service programs;

*the Bombardier Flexjet® fractional ownership program;

*an international network of service facilities;

*worldwide charter operations through Bombardier Flexjet Europe (Jet Membership), Bombardier Flexjet Asia-Pacific and Bombardier Skyjet®;

*custom business jet completion services;

*industry-leading pilot and maintenance training.

Aircraft Components

In addition to its business, regional and amphibious aircraft programs, Bombardier supplies airframe structures, nacelles and other components to large aircraft manufacturers.

Bombardier Aerospace is a unit of Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, and a world leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. Bombardier Inc. also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 80,000 people in 24 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2002 stood at $21.6 billion Cdn. Bombardier trades on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

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