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Escape Lounge Open at Ontario International Airport

In a festive celebration, local officials and guests welcomed the grand opening of the Escape Lounge at Ontario International Airport (ONT), offering a new level of comfort and convenience for airline passengers at the nation's fastest growing airport. The new premium lounges will be accessible to all travelers. Under a 10-year agreement approved by the Ontario Internati...

Learjet Aircraft Engine Maintenance Intervals extended, 25 Million Flight-hour Milestone celebration

Bombardier announced that Learjet 70 and Learjet 75aircraft operators now benefit from lengthened intervals between recurring major powerplant inspections, which have been extended from 3,000 to 3,500 engine hours. This interval extension directly benefits the bottom lines of operators by reducing the number of repeat inspections over the lifecycle of the engine, thereby decrea...

Global 7500 aircraft wing program to. be acquired by Bombardier from Triumph Group Inc.

A definitive agreement to acquire the Global 7500 wing program from Triumph Group Inc. was announced by Bombardier . This acquisition will allow to strengthen Bombardier’s position as a leading aerostructures manufacturer and secure the production ramp-up and long-term success of Bombardier’s flagship business jet. The acquired operations will be incorporate...

New Website for Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs launched by WinAir

A new tailored online experience launched by WinAir aims to appeal to a variety of common user roles at each of these aviation industry subsets including Director of Maintenance, Inventory/Parts Manager, Chief Financial Officer, IT Admin/Manager, and Owner/CEO, focused on the unique business requirements of Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs. WinAir is delighted to showcase the latest edi...

Sale of Four Global 6000 Business Jets to Undisclosed Customer

Bombardier announced the sale of four Global 6000 business jets to an undisclosed customer. This transaction is valued at $310 million U.S., according to current list prices and including a contract for services. With its advanced wing design, the Global 6000 aircraft delivers a smooth ride for exceptional comfort, and boasts the widest cabin in its class. The sophist...

Bombardier Global 7500 Business Jet Entry-into-Service

Bombardier celebrated the entry-into-service of its award-winning Global 7500 business jet, during a special event held at its recently renamed Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre, in presence of selected customers, suppliers and representatives from the industry. “Pride and excitement are profound understatements when it comes to the entry-into-service of our flagship Globa...

Canada’s first H145 delivered to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For multi-faceted law enforcement missions, the new H145 can be reconfigured quickly and easily Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The versatile twin-engine Airbus H145 is the latest variant of the H145 family of aircraft. RCMP’s Air Support Unit will utilize the H145 for a variety of missions including surveillance and p...

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers First PW127G Engines Destined for Canadian Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Operations

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that it recently started delivering PW127G engines to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project. The engines will be installed on specially configured Airbus C295 aircraft, which will be designated the CC-295 in Canada. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is schedul...

CAE to acquire Bombardier Business Aircraft Training for US$645 million to expand its position in business aviation training

CAE has agreed to acquire Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for an enterprise value of US$645 million, expanding its ability to address the training market for customers operating Bombardier business jets, which at more than 4,800 aircraft, is one of the largest and most valuable in-service fleets of business aircraft in the world. The acquisition will also serve to expa...

Bombardier’s Award-winning Global 7500 Business Jet Earns FAA Approval

Bombardier is proud to announce that its flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, achieving another important milestone as it approaches entry-into-service later this year. “This milestone is the latest accomplishment for our award-winning Global 7500 business jet, which has been exceeding expect...

Bombardier Delivers Best-selling Challenger 350 Aircraft to Charter Operator Latitude 33 Aviation

t-selling Challenger 350 aircraft will be based in Orange County (John Wayne Airport) and available for charter Latitude 33 Aviation will manage the aircraft on behalf of the aircraft’s owner Challenger 350 aircraft offers a superior in-flight experience, a smooth ride and the lowest direct operating costs in its category Bombardier announced that Latitude 33...

Airbus to deliver Canada’s first H145 in HEMS configuration to STARS air ambulance

STARS’ initial H145s will be delivered in 2019 and will be based in Calgary, Alberta Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus’ H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance’s aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada. The twin-engine H145 was chosen thanks to its exceptional HEMS heritage and safety record wi...