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Air Canada Inaugurates Non-Stop 787 Dreamliner Service to Dubai

With the departure of AC056, Air Canada inaugurated new service between Toronto and Dubai, the newest addition to its growing international network. The new route will be operated using Air Canada’s most modern aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring its new cabin interior design with three classes of service, including its next generation, lie flat suites in International Busin...

WestJet reports record third quarter 2015 net earnings

WestJet today announced its third quarter 2015 results, with record net earnings of $101.8 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, as compared with the adjusted net earnings1 of $85.4 million, or $0.66 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2014, up 19.2 per cent and 24.2 per cent, respectively, notwithstanding the significant weakening of the Canadian dollar year over year and...

Tough times in Canada

The last few months have been some of the toughest that Bombardier has ever faced. But they have not been the worst. In 1949 Bombardier was close to shutting down completely. The Quebec government decided that it would clear snow from rural roads. It meant customers no longer needed Bombardier’s seven-passenger B7 snowmobile to get around. Now the Quebec government is firmly on the com...

ST Aerospace Signs Cabin Reconfiguration Contract With Air Canada

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has secured a cabin reconfiguration contract with Air Canada, for eight Airbus A330 aircraft.  The first A330 will be inducted in the third quarter of 2016, with the last aircraft targeted for redelivery by the end of 1Q2017. For each of the eight aircraft, ST Aerospace will be installing additional premium economy seats in the aircraft cabin...

Air Canada to Launch Toronto-Seoul Service

Air Canada will launch direct flights between Toronto and Seoul next year, using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The trans-Pacific route will commence on June 17, 2016, operating daily. Flights will depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at Seoul's Incheon International Airport at 4:20 p.m. the following day. The return service will then leave the...

Canada Said to Consult Obama Before Opening Fighter-Jet Bidding

Incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will consult U.S. President Barack Obama before restarting a process to replace Canada’s aging fleet of combat jets, in a bid to head off damage to relations between the two countries, according to an official familiar with the plans. Trudeau’s Liberals campaigned on abandoning Canada’s plans to buy Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35...

Flying Colours gains STC for Challenger 604/605

Flying Colours achieved a Supplemental Type Certificate for ADS-B OUT for Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) airframes from the US-based FAA. The first aircraft to be fitted with the system, a Bombardier Challenger 605, was completed at their USA facility in late September. The STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and Europe’s EASA this year. Followin...

Learjet 85 Axed; Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Flat

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that it has canceled the Learjet 85 program, citing “lack of sales following the prolonged market weakness” and ending months of speculation that the midsize jet was doomed since being “paused” in mid-January. The Canadian OEM took a $1.2 billion writedown on the program during the third quarter, it said...

Bombardier updates Global 7000 and Challenger 650 progress

Bombardier gave updates on both of the business aircraft programs after announcing the cancellation of the Learjet 85 project. The company confirmed that the engines have been fitted on the first Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1). All structural components have been joined on FTV1, including the rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, the wing, the landing gear and vertical and horizon...

Canadian government takesBombardier C Series stake

The Canadian government has become a partner in Bombardier’s C Series airliner, funding the remaining development costs. The Canadian manufacturer made the announcement during the company’s third quarter investor relations call. Under the terms of the deal, the Canadian government will enter into a limited partnership with Bombardier, with the government taking a 49.5% equity sta...

WestJet launches new service from Abbotsford to Las Vegas today

WestJet launches twice-weekly service from Abbotsford to Las Vegas today, marking the 12th Canadian city with non-stop WestJet service to The Entertainment Capital of the World. “With more than 80 weekly flights from a dozen Canadian cities, WestJet and WestJet Vacations are big players in Las Vegas,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Director, Network and Schedule Planning. “In f...

Bombardier Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter

(All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. Amounts in tables are in millions except per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated. This press release contains both IFRS and non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures are defined and reconciled to the most comparable IFRS measures in the Corporation’s MD&A. See Caution regardi...