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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...

C Series Aircraft Lands at École nationale d’aérotechnique to Start New Training Mission

The CS100 aircraft donated by Bombardier was welcomed by hundreds of students at the École nationale d’aérotechnique This aircraft will enhance aerospace technical training by giving Québec students access to the latest technology in commercial aviation A C Series aircraft landed for the first time at the St-Hubert airport, where it was officially han...

NetJets Confirms Delivery Schedule for its Global 7500 Aircraft

NetJets confirms commitment to industry’s flagship Global 7500 aircraft, with first delivery in 2021 Options exercised are part of previous large-scale, landmark orders for Global and Challenger business jets Options converted to newly firmed orders include five Challenger 350 aircraft and a Global 6000 aircraft, delivering in 2019 B...

Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 Business Jet Program on Schedule for Delivery in 2019

The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft offer more range, larger cabins and a smoother ride than competitor aircraft Seventy per cent of total flight test hours complete, with these cutting-edge business jets expected to enter service at the end of 2019, meeting customer delivery commitments Interior completions work on first customer aircraft beginning this year B...

Global 7500 Aircraft Awarded Transport Canada Type Certification

Certification paves the way for entry-into-service this year Five flight test vehicles have accumulated more than 2,700 flight test hours following a comprehensive, efficient and rigorous testing program In addition to its unsurpassed range of 7,700 nautical miles, the Global 7500 aircraft has exceeded takeoff and landing performance commitments The Global 7500 aircraf...

Bombardier CRJ Series Certified for Higher Maintenance Intervals

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has granted approval for the maintenance intervals escalation of the CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000 aircraft. The line maintenance interval (A-check) is extended to 800 flight hours, and the heavy maintenance interval (C-check) at 8,000 flight hours.   “With the longest maintenance intervals on the regional j...

Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

SpiceJet becomes the first airline to take advantage of the Q400 aircraft’s increased profit potential Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft. “We are excited to induct the 90-s...

Bombardier to Offer Future-ready Flight Deck Upgrade on Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 Aircraft

The Bombardier Vision flight deck is recognized as one of the most advanced flight decks in the light jet category The latest Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade enhances the aircraft’s capabilities and paves the way for future technological enhancements Bombardier will make the upgrade available on new Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 aircraft or as a retrofit packag...

Bombardier Appoints Danny Di Perna Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace

Bombardier announced the appointment of Danny Di Perna as Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace, effective September 15, 2018. In this new position, Danny will report directly to Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. and assume responsibility for leading the company’s aerospace engineering, procurement and transformation functions. Bombardier’s Aerostruct...

Significant growth in aviation jobs expected

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention*: More than 73% of respondents expect the major areas of job growth to be in ground operations, customer service and cabin crew. 48% report that finding new talent is a...

Transport Canada Certifies 90-Seat Cabin Configuration for Bombardier’s Q400 Aircraft

Launch customer SpiceJet of India to become first airline to take advantage of the extra-capacity turboprop’s increased profitability potential Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that its 90-passenger Q400 aircraft configuration has received its certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity. &ld...

Bombardier Delivers Another Challenger 650 Aircraft to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega for its Growing Next-Generation Air Ambulance Fleet

Longstanding Bombardier customer Rega has chosen the versatile and dependable Challenger 650 aircraft for its new fleet of air ambulances The Challenger 650 aircraft is the life-saving platform of a new generation, with a smooth ride that benefits passengers receiving medical care, minimizes pilot fatigue and extends the life of mission equipment Bombardier has proudl...