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CAE signs training solutions contracts valued at more than C$375 million

CAE announced at the 2017 World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) a series of commercial aviation training solutions contracts and agreements with airlines worldwide, including Scandinavian Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Korean Air and new Chinese customer Donghai Airlines. These agreements, valued at more than C$375 million, form part of the orders awarded to CAE dur...

Jambojet Selects Q400 for Fleet Renewal and Expansion

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirms that Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has converted an option on one Q400 aircraft to a firm order. The Moscow-based leasing company, now with two Q400 on firm order, has successfully concluded a leasing agreement with Jambojet Limited (Jambojet) of Kenya for both aircraft. “This agreement for these next generation turboprops signifies a key development i...

Bombardier Appoints Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer

Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer, reporting to John Di Bert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bombardier Inc. In this position, Mr. Hutchinson will be responsible for leading Bombardier’s global IT, digital asset and cyber security functions. In this capacity, he will assume responsibility for establishing a strong...

Pratt asks airlines to perform early engine checks on CSeries

Pratt & Whitney has asked two airlines to perform early inspections of an engine part used on CSeries planes, a request that comes after a related motor suffered a series of problems that forced some aircraft to make emergency landings. United Technologies Corp division Pratt & Whitney said in a statement that it added a combustor lining inspection to its regularly scheduled maintenance...

Bombardier Business Aircraft Hosting Customer Events and Additional Safety Awareness Sessions Worldwide

This year’s Maintenance and Operations Conference features new technical sessions, as well as a full day dedicated to promoting and raising operational safety awareness Opportunity for customers to learn more about the latest in cabin connectivity, flight crew monitoring and satellite communication Total of more than 18 customer events planned in 2017 Bombardier Business Aircraft...

Bombardier's Executive Chairman Makes Statement Declining Compensation Increase for 2016

Bombardier announced that Mr. Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier’s Executive Chairman, has requested that the Bombardier Board of Directors reset his compensation for 2016 to bring it back to its 2015 level. “After listening to the recent public debate about the compensation of senior executives at Bombardier, I have asked the Board of Directors to reset my 2016 compensation, reducing it t...

Bombardier Welcomes Binter to the Family of CRJ1000 Operators

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft welcomes Binter to the family of CRJ1000 operators. The Spain-based operator will expand its network with the newest CRJ1000 aircraft under a leasing agreement with Air Nostrum of Valencia, Spain. “We are thrilled to strengthen our fleet with a Bombardier CRJ1000 aircraft leased from Air Nostrum. This agreement represents an important step in our growth jour...

Bombardier Q400 Aircraft Continues to Support Porter Airlines’ Growth

Porter Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the airline’s fleet has grown to 29 aircraft with Bombardier’s delivery of another Q400 turboprop. Porter exclusively flies Q400 airliners. Porter’s home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is known as one of the world’s best urban airports. It is located within three kilometers of the city&rsqu...

Bombardier C Series Aircraft Completes Landmark Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight

The CS100 would offer the only economically viable commercial option for direct intercontinental flights from London City to John F. Kennedy Airport Flight follows the completion of steep approach demonstration flights at London City Airport CS100 aircraft expected to receive Transport Canada and EASA steep approach certifications in the second quarter of 2017 Bombardier Commercial Air...

Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres Earn FAA Diamond Awards

Bombardier bolstered its overall service and support by hiring close to 200 technicians and project managers within the last four months In 2016, Bombardier’s network supported over 9,000 maintenance events, a 20 per cent increase from the prior year Bombardier Business Aircraft’s five U.S.-based Service Centres received the 2016 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond...

CAE launches year of celebrations for 70th anniversary

- Starting with 18 employees in a vacant hangar in the suburbs of Montreal, CAE is now an 8,000-people strong global company focused on training - Unique public company with over $5 billion equity market capitalization Founded on Saint Patrick's Day in 1947, CAE is launching today a year of celebrations with its 8,000 employees worldwide to commemorate its 70th anniversary. CAE...

Bombardier Receives EASA Certification for Ka-band High-speed Internet Retrofit on Global Aircraft

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that its Ka-band high-speed internet system, the industry’s fastest in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity worldwide* available today, was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for retrofit on all Bombardier Global aircraft models. The Ka-band high-speed internet system lets passengers on board Global aircraft browse...