Discussion in 'Bombardier Jet' started by Jet News, Aug 23, 2012.
Bombardier Global 6000 with the Premiere Cabin
Bombardier has delivered the first two class Bombardier Q400 turboprop. The milestone aircraft went to Philippine Airlines. The aircraft is configured to 86 seats in two class. The two class is laid out with 10 premium seats with 33-inch pitch and 76 economy seats with 29-inch pitch. Although PAL has taken delivery of this aircraft, they are not the only airline to operate an 86-seat Q400. Nok Air has Q400s with 86 seats, the only difference is that it is all-economy. In fact Bombardier has been trying to sell 90-seat all-economy Q400s but have not been successful thus far in garnering orders.
Bombardier announced today that it expanded its Challenger 300 training capacity in Dallas, complementing the existing Challenger 350 aircraft training program. The new Challenger 300 simulator was certified at Bombardier’s Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) Airport Texas facility by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in May 2017 and is now ready for training. With six Level D full-flight simulators, one flight training device, 21 multimedia, interactive classrooms, and numerous part task training devices, Bombardier’s Dallas Training Center can train up to 3,000 pilots and 280 maintenance technicians each year.
“As the aircraft manufacturer, no one knows the aircraft better. Bombardier is committed to offering in-house OEM developed courseware for flight and technical training, so our operators have the most up to date, tailored knowledge and technology at their fingertips,” said Andy Nureddin, Vice President of Customer Support and Training, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We not only design, build and maintain the aircraft, we fly them too, so operators who train with us benefit from our real world expertise by learning from one of 140 world-class instructors who fly or maintain the aircraft themselves.”
Bombardier CSeries CS100 starts London City operations with SWISS.
See the first CSeries CS300 being painted for customer Korean Air. They will become the first Asian customer to operate the CS300.
At the top of Bombardier's last press release concerning the Global 7000 program, http://www.jetforums.net/threads/news-statement-on-the-global-7000-flight-test-program.2380/#post-11411 they cited an issue with one of the FTVs that occurred and resulted in a premature return to the field. They didn't describe the 'event' in any detail but now information has been revealed that the right engine onboard FTV 2 reg (C-GBLB) had a flame out. FTV2, "experienced an in-flight flameout of the right engine following high vibration and high inter turbine temperature (ITT) readings." The flight crew declared an emergency and safely carried out a single-engine landing at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
Bombardier is still sticking to the ambitious delivery target of 30 CSeries aircraft by the end of the year. At this point they still have about 19 aircraft to handover if they want to keep this 'lofty' figure in tact. "Right now we are anticipating deliveries of 30 aircraft this year for the CSeries," says Istifan Ghanem, director of the CSeries program. Bombardier has only handed over 11 aircraft for the first 8.5 months of 2017. Bombardier has to average more than one aircraft delivery a week for the rest of the year. Time will provide the answer as to whether this target is met.
War of words being sent around between U.S manufacturer Boeing and Canadian company Bombardier. Bombardier replied in a press release yesterday calling Boeing's stance, "Hypocrisy".
Bombardier shares Boeing's commitment to a level playing field, but in this case, they were not even on the field. Delta ordered the C Series because Boeing stopped making an aircraft of the size Delta needed years ago. It is pure hypocrisy for Boeing to say that the C Series launch pricing is a "violation of global trade law" when Boeing does the same for its new aircraft. Boeing's self-serving actions threaten thousands of aerospace jobs around the world, including thousands of U.K and U.S. jobs and billions of purchases from the many U.K. and U.S. suppliers who build components for the C Series. The U.S. government should reject Boeing's attempt to tilt the playing field in its favor and impose an indirect tax on the U.S. flying public through unjustified import tariffs.
Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed its continued expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft recently opened parts depots in Miami, Florida and Tianjin, China. Combined with its two-year warranty and on-the-spot price-matching offerings, Bombardier Business Aircraft customers can fly with confidence knowing they have greater access to all the parts they need. “Our focus has been and continues to be on keeping our worldwide services network aligned with the needs of our customers in every region,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience. “With an increasing fleet of business jets, we’re continually expanding our network and services offerings to maximize the efficiency of our customers’ aircraft operations.”
To ensure that customers can benefit from both parts availability and maintenance support, the new parts depots in Miami and Tianjin are located near major airports as well as Bombardier Aircraft Service Centres in Fort Lauderdale and Tianjin. With a fleet of approximately 4,700 aircraft worldwide, Bombardier’s network of business aircraft services and support continues to expand to anticipate and exceed customer expectations. “Since March 2017, our customers have realized cost savings using the company’s new on-the-spot price-match guarantee in addition to benefitting from our two-year warranty,” said Guillaume Landrivon, Vice President, Worldwide Parts Services. “We’ve added thousands of parts to our network and can match the price of competitors. We want to be our customers’ first choice for maintenance by offering greater flexibility, more resources, and faster access to world-class maintenance support.”The Bombardier Parts Services team includes 24/7 live support and a global network of 10 parts distribution sites that move nearly 70,000 aircraft parts monthly to support Bombardier Business Aircraft customers worldwide.
More news on the continuing saga between Canadian airframer Bombardier and U.S airframer Boeing.
“We strongly disagree with the Commerce Department’s preliminary decision. The magnitude of the proposed duty is absurd and divorced from the reality about the financing of multibillion-dollar aircraft programs. This result underscores what we have been saying for months: the U.S. trade laws were never intended to be used in this manner, and Boeing is seeking to use a skewed process to stifle competition and prevent U.S. airlines and their passengers from benefiting from the C Series. There is wide consensus within the industry on this point, as well as a growing chorus of voices, including airlines, consumer groups, trade experts, and many others who have come forward to express grave concerns with Boeing’s attempt to force U.S. airlines to buy less efficient planes with configurations they do not want and economics that do not deliver value.
The simple truth is that Bombardier created a superior aircraft that is more efficient, more comfortable, and quieter. The C Series serves a market segment not supported by any U.S. manufacturer. Delta wants to bring this remarkable new aircraft to the U.S. flying public. Boeing wants to prevent U.S. passengers from realizing these benefits, irrespective of the harm that it would cause to the U.S. aerospace industry and the cost to airlines and consumers.
Bombardier just signed their largest Q400 Turboprop order with the signing for 50 for the type from SpiceJet.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced that it has concluded a firm purchase agreement with SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners, making it the largest single order ever for the Q400 turboprop aircraft program and bringing total Q400 firm orders to over 600 Q400 aircraft. Upon delivery, the airline will become the first in the world to operate a 90-seat turboprop, pending certification by regulatory authorities. The purchase agreement includes 25 Q400 turboprops and purchase rights on an additional 25 aircraft. Based on list prices, the order is valued at up to US $ 1.7 billion.
Bombardier Business Aircraft’s service center and support network is keeping the “help wanted” sign out, as its facilities are filling to capacity with work. The company is participating in an Aviation Day in Denver tomorrow with the hopes of recruiting for multiple positions, including avionics technicians and customer response team technicians. The event will be held in the United Airlines Tech Ops Facility at Denver International Airport.
In the U.S., Bombardier maintains service centers in Dallas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Hartford, Connecticut; Tucson, Arizona; and Wichita. These are part of a worldwide network of nine facilities and 16 customer response team mobile units. The network has been experiencing growth, with business up 20 percent in 2016 and that trend continuing into this year. Derek Penn, general manager of the Wichita Service Center, noted that his center has been at near capacity, if not “completely full.” This follows an expansion at the site in 2015 to accommodate the larger Bombardier business jets in addition to Learjets. That center continues to spool up staffing, running around the clock. Earlier this year, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s service center and support network had already added close to 200 employees to keep up with the increased demand. (AIN)
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for the CS300 aircraft. The news was made public one year after the CS100 aircraft received the same certification. No other aircraft manufacturer discloses the full environmental impact of their products. “At Bombardier, we believe in concrete actions and transparency when it comes to creating more sustainable growth in the aviation industry,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “As we now know and as our competitors have noticed, the C Series is simply unmatched and this EPD® provides our customers and stakeholders with a complete view of the CS300 aircraft’s environmental performance, which was optimized at every stage of its lifecycle,” he added.
Flight Test Vehicle #4, also known as 'The Architect' has taken to the skies with a full production interior.
Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership
Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years
Combination of Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest aircraft family to create significant value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders
Significant C Series production costs savings anticipated by leveraging Airbus’ supply chain expertise
Commitment to Québec: C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership headquarters and primary assembly to remain in Québec, with the support of both companies’ global supply chains
Airbus’ global industrial footprint expands with the C Series Final Assembly Line in Canada, resulting in a positive impact on operations in Québec and across the country
Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving U.S. customers
Air Baltic has returned its fleet of Bombardier CS300s to revenue service after grounding them out of precaution. “Air Baltic is working in close cooperation with aircraft manufacturer Bombardier and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney,” said Air Baltic in a statement. “Additional inspections are carried out in order to ensure the safety of the CS300 aircraft as well to perform the necessary upgrades to the aircraft.”
Bombardier to report Q3 results on November 3rd
Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) will publish its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on Thursday, November 2, 2017, and hold a live webcast/conference call to review the results starting at 8 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer; John Di Bert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Patrick Ghoche, Vice President, Investor Relations will present a review of the company’s financial results for the quarter during the call intended for investors and financial analysts.
Bombardier has revealed that they have gained a letter of intent (LOI) from an undisclosed European customer for as many as 61 Bombardier CSeries aircraft. This could be a deal that the Canadian airframer has been looking for to help the frictioned CSeries program some traction. 31 of the aircraft are firm orders and 30 others are available. 4.8 Billion dollars will be the list price for the deal if the final purchase agreement goes through by the end of the year.
If you want to be a part of the Bombardier Global 7000 ramp-up production program, Bombardier has opened about 50 positions related to the program.
The OEM currently has about 50 open positions related to Global 7000 production and completions listed on its website, but sources cited by news agency Reuters said they expect the company to hire nearly 1,000 people to assemble and outfit the ultra-long-range jets over the next 18 months. An announcement about the stepped-up hiring plans for Global 7000 manufacturing could come as early as tomorrow, according to Reuters’ sources.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently announced that it concluded a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops with Nordic Aviation Capital (“NAC”) in September 2017. NAC will lease these two Q400 aircraft to Jambojet Ltd, based in Nairobi, Kenya. With the addition of these aircraft, NAC has increased its Q400 portfolio to 87 aircraft, and remains the largest fleet owner and lessor of the type in the world, while Jambojet will now operate three Q400 aircraft on lease from two lessors. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $64 million US.