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Bombardier Business Aircraft Sharpens its Customer Focus with Reorganized Leadership Team

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced strategic changes to its leadership team and organizational structure. The changes, which take effect immediately, are designed to optimize functional alignment and strengthen the company’s customer experience. Jean-Christophe Gallagher, formerly Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Innovation, has been named Vice President and General Manager, Cu...

Zenith Aviation to Add Two New Learjet 75 Aircraft to its Fleet

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that Zenith Aviation, Britain’s leading bespoke charter service provider, will take delivery of two brand new Learjet 75aircraft. “We are delighted to be once again working with Bombardier and welcoming the Learjet 75 aircraft into our fleet – the Learjet brand is synonymous with our facility at London Biggin...

Safran celebrates the completion of 500-th landing gear for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Safran Landing Systems announces the completion of the 500 landing gear set (nose and main landing gear) for Boeing 787 Dreamliner in its Canadian facility located in Ajax, Ontario. Since being awarded with the contract in 2006, Safran Landing Systems has been responsible for the design, development, qualification, testing, manufacture and support of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner main and nose land...

Bombardier registers first Global 7000

The first Bombardier Global 7000 has appeared on the Canadian aircraft registry. The aircraft is listed as experimental, with a model number of BD-700-2A12. A search of the Transport Canada online registration shows that the aircraft has been registered as C-GLBO, with the manufacturers serial number 70001. Bombardier president and CEO Alain Bellemare said earlier in the year that the Global...

Bombardier Provides C Series Program Updates

Bombardier made a number of announcements regarding the first six weeks of operations and the 2016 delivery schedule for its C Series aircraft. The Company confirmed that the two CS100 aircraft in service with SWISS have collectively flown nearly 400 revenue-generating flights, and accumulated almost 600 flight hours. “We are very pleased with the performance of the C Series during its entry-in...

Bombardier Business Aircraft completes 75 120-month inspections on Global business jets

Bombardier Business Aircraft reaffirmed its tip-to-tail OEM expertise by announcing its Service Centre Network has now completed over 75 120-month heavy inspections on Global business jets. Relied on by governments, fractional operators and the most discerning individual operators, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s installed base of more than 700 Global aircraft worldwide co...

Alexandre de Juniac Takes the Reins at IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of Director General and CEO of the organization. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who served as IATA DG and CEO since 2011 and had announced his retirement. “I am excited to be taking on this great responsibility. IATA plays a critical role...

Could Bombardier Soon Sell Learjet?

Industry analysts this week pointed to signs of a possible acquisition in Learjet’s future. Bombardier financial analyst Cai von Rumohr says the sale of the Bombardier subsidiary is “increasingly possible,” with Textron Aviation as the likely buyer, the Wichita Eagle reports. The speculation comes after Bombardier’s second-quarter 2016 earnings call Friday, in which B...

Toronto man considers legal action after Air Canada unable to fit wheelchair on plane

A disabled Toronto man is considering legal action against Air Canada after the airline said it was unable to fly him to a U.S. city because the aircraft couldn't accommodate his motorized wheelchair. Tim Rose, who has cerebral palsy, says the airline's lack of an accessible aircraft for his trip is a grave concern not just for himself, but for all people with disabilities. The 31-ye...

Canadian Bizav Adds $10.7B Per Year to Economic Output

A new study commissioned by the Canadian Business Aviation Association reports that ongoing business aviation operations (including FBOs) and manufacturing in Canada generate $10.7 billion and 43,200 jobs annually to the country’s economy. Furthermore, business aviation operations and manufacturing in Canada also contribute approximately $315 million each year in tax revenues...

Bombardier Prepping Global 7000 For Flight this Year

Bombardier is preparing for the first flight of its Global 7000 later this year as it pushes to bring the aircraft to market in the latter part of 2018, company president and CEO Alain Bellemare told analysts today during its release of the second quarter results. Bombardier a year ago had set the new 2018 timeline for market entry, but has remained quiet on when first flight may&nb...

Five aerospace companies battle to replace Canada's CF-18s

Five aerospace companies are offering their fighter jets as potential replacement for Canada’s fleet of aging CF-18s, including Lockheed Martin’s F-35, the very jet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged not to buy. The federal government had set Friday as the deadline for potential suppliers to respond to a detailed questionnaire outlining the costs and capabilities of their jet...