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Challenger 350 dominates 2017 deliveries in super midsize segment; tops medium category

- Bombardier delivered 56 Challenger 350 aircraft in 2017, capturing 53 percent of the super midsize segment  - Challenger 300 aircraft series have tallied more deliveries in the last decade than any other business jet platform  - Optimally-balanced wing, engine and landing gear designed for an exceptionally smooth ride  - Cabin optimized with state-of-the-art acoustical in...

“The Masterpiece,” the last Bombardier Global 7000 FTV, Completes First Flight Successfully

FTV5 will validate flight and ground test data obtained to date and complete the Type Certification campaign to ensure a smooth entry-into-service in the second half of this year Flight test program has surpassed 1,300 flight hours and is demonstrating the aircraft’s significant maturity, reliability and smooth ride capability The Global 7000 aircraft will redefine the busin...

Flying Colours Corp. extends paint shop footprint as work begins on long-term agreement with MHI Canada Inc.

Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO business has commenced work fulfilling a long-term paint contract with MHI Canada Aerospace Inc., (MHICA), which is anticipated to last five years. Under the terms of the partnership, Flying Colours will paint over 40 center fuselage sections of the Bombardier Global 5000/6000 aircraft at the company’s Peterborough, Ontario facility each year. MHI...

Viking Twin Otter Series 400 Level “D” Full Flight Simulator Receives Qualification from Transport Canada

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, announced that the Level “D” Full Flight Simulator for the Series 400 Twin Otter has received Transport Canada qualification on December 21st, 2017 through sister company Pacific Sky Aviation. Transport Canada’s Qualification process ensures that the Full Flight Simulator is an exact representation of the Twin Otter Series 400 Type Design wi...

Customer Orders up to Twelve Bombardier CRJ900 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that a customer, who has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has signed an order to acquire six CRJ900 aircraft on firm order and options on six additional CRJ900 regional jets. Based on list price, the firm orders would be valued at approximately $290 million US. Should the customer exercise the six options for CRJ900 aircraft, the contr...

EgyptAir Converts Letter of Intent to Firm Order for Bombardier C Series aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and EgyptAir Holding Company announced that the parties have executed a firm agreement for the sale and purchase of  12 CS300 aircraft along with purchase rights for an additional 12 CS300 aircraft. EgyptAir’s Letter of Intent (LOI) was previously announced on November 14 during the 2017 Dubai Air Show. “As we look back at the C Series success...

Bombardier Delivers Korean Air Line’s First CS300 Airliner

Korean Air Line is the C Series Asian launch customer Entry-into-service is expected to occur in January 2018 ​​​ Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated the delivery of a first CS300 aircraft to Seoul-based Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., the Asian launch customer for the C Series aircraft family. “This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our b...

Bombardier to Provide Component Management Support for Philippine Airlines’ Q400 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Air Philippines Corporation, operator of Philippine Airlines affiliate airline PAL Express, has signed an eight-year Smart Parts agreement to provide component management for the airline’s 12 new, dual-class Q400 aircraft. “We selected Bombardier’s Smart Parts program to support the component management requirements for our new Q40...

Bombardier’s Newest Challenger Jet Models Surpass Significant Delivery Milestones

Challenger 350 aircraft surpass 200 deliveries, as the Challenger 650 business jet marks 50th delivery Category-defining Challenger 300 series aircraft now count more than 650 deliveries overall, making it the most delivered aircraft of last decade;  Challenger 600 series jets now approaching 1,100 deliveries  Significant milesto...

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services selected for new Airbus nacelle programme

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services announced today that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft. Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations (Short Brothers plc) has been chosen to develop and manufacture a new thrust reverser to enable Airbus to offer a new, innovative nacel...

Pratt & Whitney Canada to Power New Twin-Engine Large-Utility Aircraft from Textron Aviation

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has been selected by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, to power a new clean-sheet, twin-engine turboprop aircraft to serve the utility segment. The Cessna SkyCourier aircraft will be powered by the 1,100 shp PT6A-65SC engine enhanced with a fully connected FAST™ data system. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)....

ATR 72-500 gets certification to operate in Canada

 ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, is pleased to announce that the ATR 72-500 aircraft has just received its certification from Transport Canada, the Canadian airworthiness authority. This will enable Canadian airlines to operate ATR 72-500s either in passenger or cargo configuration.   “Obtaining this certification will allow us to expand the operational sc...