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    “Zetta Jet is thrilled to welcome our next Global 6000 business jet to our fleet, enhancing our offering of unparalleled luxury, performance and personalized service to our elite clientele. This aircraft has consistently demonstrated its winning combination of cabin comfort, high-speed range and proven reliability, helping us deliver our promise of providing the ultimate private jet experience to the world’s most exclusive travellers,” said Geoffery Cassidy, managing director, Zetta Jet. Zetta Jet’s latest Global 600 is the first Global 6000 to include Bombardier’s new Cabin Management System (CMS) as well as the fastest ka-band in-flight WIFI. This aircraft is expected to be based in the Los Angeles hub. Photo by GlobeSpotter On Flickr

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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that excellent progress is being made in preparation for the CS300 aircraft’s entry-into-service (EIS) with launch operator Air Baltic Corporation AS (“airBaltic”) later this year. In addition to the receipt of the CS300 aircraft Type Validation awarded by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) last week, the first set of six pilots from airBaltic have completed their C Series aircraft pilot initial type rating course, and route-proving exercises with the CS300 aircraft in Europe have been successfully conducted.

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    Bombardier is set to lay off 7,500 more workers worldwide in its attempt to streamline operations. A third of that number will come from its aerospace sector and the rest from the rail and transport industries. 5,500 workers are expected to be affected outside of Canada. “After successfully de-risking our business last year, our focus has shifted to building a clear path to profitable earnings growth and cash generation. The actions announced today will ensure we have the right cost structure, workforce and organization to compete and win in the future,” said Bombardier president and CEO Alain Bellemare. However, the company added that some of the layoffs would be offset by “strategic” hiring to support the ramp-up for key programs, including the C Series and Global 7000, which is approaching first flight. The company also recently announced plans to hire across its business aircraft service centers.

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    Bombardier Aerospace delivered 36 business jets in the third quarter, down from 43 from the year-ago period, the company reported today. The latest mix included seven Learjet 70/75s, 13 Challenger 350s, six Challenger 605/650s and 10 Global 5000/6000s versus seven 70/75s, 18 Challenger 350, three 605s and 15 Globals last year. For the first nine months, it shipped 109 business jets, compared with 135 in the same time frame last year. Only Challenger 605/650 deliveries are up year-over-year during the comparative periods. For the year, Bombardier expects to surpass its guidance of 150 business jet deliveries, with company president and CEO Alain Bellemare telling investors that he expects to hand over 40 to 50 Learjets, Challengers and Globals in the fourth quarter. (AIN)

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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently announced the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to launch operator Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic), the flag carrier of Latvia. The CS300 is the larger variant of Bombardier’s all new C Series aircraft, which is designed to carry between 130 and 150 passengers. The handover to airBaltic comes just five months after the successful entry into service of the CS100 variant of the C Series.

    “We are thrilled to be taking home the first CS300 aircraft – the newest member of the most innovative and technologically advanced family of airliners in the world,” said Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, airBaltic. “With its longer range capabilities, lower fuel burn and reduced noise emissions compared to other airliners in its segment, the CS300 aircraft will enable airBaltic to open new routes and connect people all across Europe, while offering passengers an unparalleled in-flight experience. “I would like to congratulate the entire Bombardier team; we are proud to collaborate with you on this great achievement,” added Mr. Gauss.

    “We congratulate airBaltic, the first airline in the world to operate the CS300 aircraft, for its forward-thinking vision. We thank them for their partnership and long-standing support and wish them continued success” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Wherever the C Series aircraft takes to the skies, it will be an ambassador for Bombardier and a symbol of Canadian innovation and achievement as the most technologically advanced aircraft for the 100- to 150-seat market segment.”

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    The CS300 from Bombardier has successfully entered revenue service with airBaltic -the launch customer-. With 120 passengers aboard, including local media, the flight departed Riga and landed in Amsterdam. airBaltic is operating the CS300 aircraft in a 145-seat, two-class configuration. The airline has ordered a total of 20 CS300 aircraft.

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    AirBaltic has taken delivery of its second Bombardier CS300 airliner. The aircraft left Montreal on delivery flight on December 31 and arrived in Riga on January 1st. Registration on the second aircraft is YL-CSB... the first CS300 has registration YL-CSA which the airline took delivery of in November 2016. 20 CS300s are on order by AirBaltic.

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    Bombardier has met its delivery goals for 2016 in respect of the CSeries. It said that it would deliver 7 CSeries aircraft for 2016 and it did having handed over two in the last few days of the year. A CS300 registration YL-CSB went to Air Baltic and a CS100 went to Swiss in the final two days of 2016. In total, 5 CS100s went to Swiss International as two CS300s to Air Baltic. Initially Bombardier were supposed to deliver 15 CSeries aircraft but they revised the target to 7 after delays relating to the engine manufacturer arose. Of course now it is a new year ramp up is expected to take place and Bombardier is expected to deliver between 30 and 35 CSeries aircraft for 2017.

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    PPG Coatings add new paint scheme on a Bombardier Global Express operated by Carrington Holding

    “The overall effect is absolutely stunning,” said Carrington CEO Bruce Rose, owner and pilot of a Bombardier Global Express. “While we have had the same fleet paint scheme for more than 10 years, the updated version with Carrington Pearl Blue was made possible through the amazing efforts of the PPG and Bombardier Tucson teams.” PPG paint experts in Mojave, California, mixed the company’s Desothane HS 8000 topcoat to create Carrington Pearl Blue. The topcoat was applied over white Desothane HS 8800 topcoat in a graduated luminescent horizontal stripe on the fuselage, along with the vertical stabilizer's leading edge and across the engine cowling.The paint job also includes metallic titanium and Las Vegas Gold stripes across the airplane and metallic blue paint along the fuselage bottom. The aircraft was finished with a clear Desothane HS 8800 topcoat.
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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Asset Management announced today the successful remarketing of 13 previously owned CRJ900 aircraft to Regional One. Two of the aircraft were owned by Bombardier and eleven were remarketed on behalf of a third party. Eight of the 13 aircraft were delivered in 2016 and one in 2017. The remaining four are scheduled for delivery later this year.

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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced that Dublin-based regional carrier, CityJet has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six CRJ900 aircraft and has also taken options on an additional four aircraft. This purchase agreement is expected to go firm on January 31, 2017. Upon delivery, the aircraft will operate wet lease services on behalf of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the conditional order is valued at approximately
    US $280 million and could increase to US $467 million, should CityJet exercise all its options.

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    Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) today announced the following changes in responsibilities for members of its senior management team. Effective immediately, Nico Buchholz will assume a new role as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Jim Vounassis will assume the Chief Procurement Officer responsibilities in addition to continuing to lead the company’s operations transformation as Bombardier’s Chief Transformation and Procurement Officer. “Nico, who joined Bombardier in September 2015 and served as the Company’s Chief Procurement Officer, has been instrumental in establishing a more centralized, focused and efficient procurement organization,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “As a result of his outstanding efforts, the company obtained significant cost savings, strengthened its relationship with suppliers and is well positioned to continue to achieve the cost reductions necessary to support our turnaround plan.”

    “In his new position, Nico will work closely with me and Bombardier’s leadership team to pursue key growth initiatives across both our rail and aerospace businesses,” Bellemare continued. “Nico is ideally suited for this position given his strong leadership experience and deep industry knowledge and relationships in the aerospace and industrial sectors.” Going forward, Bombardier’s global procurement activities will be led by Jim Vounassis. Jim joined Bombardier in June 2015, serving as the company’s Chief Transformation Officer with responsibility for transforming the company’s operations, to reduce costs, improve efficiency and support Bombardier’s growth objectives. “Jim’s tremendous performance over the past 18 months, leading Bombardier`s operations transformation, has helped us set a strong foundation for growth and position the company to achieve its 2020 goals and deliver greater value to customers and shareholders,” said Mr. Bellemare. “Expanding Jim’s responsibilities to include global procurement is a natural evolution of our operations transformation as we focus on driving greater efficiencies across our extended value chain.” Both Buchholz and Vounassis will continue to report to Bellemare as members of Bombardier’s senior leadership team.

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    Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that, since 2000, Global aircraft have achieved more than 2,500 takeoffs and landings at Aspen’s challenging airport. With their high-performance, ultra-luxurious interior, and exceptionally smooth ride, Bombardier’s Global aircraft are ideally suited to operate in and out of the rugged terrain surrounding Aspen/Snowmass, a popular winter destination offering some of the world’s premier downhill skiing.

    Delivering a steep approach capability like no other aircraft in their class, Global business jets demonstrate renowned agility and deft landing capabilities at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, which is nestled among Rocky Mountain peaks at approximately 7,820 feet (2,384 m) above sea level. The Global 6000 aircraft is the largest purpose-built business jet capable of smoothly mastering the high altitude Aspen airfield.

    “For outdoor and ski enthusiasts, there is no better way to spend a vacation than taking in the beautiful mountain views of Aspen,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With their impressive performance, Bombardier’s Global family of aircraft can operate in and out of Aspen’s airport effortlessly, all while delivering the smoothest ride possible.”
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    Korean Air announced in its fourth quarter results that it is expected to take delivery of a number of new aircraft. Among them will be seven (7) units of the Bombardier CSeries CS300. According to schedule, Korean Air will take delivery from August having new airplanes each moth for the rest of the year. This is part of up to 30 CSeries aircraft that Korean Air ordered from Bombardier.

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    Bombardier has more 'bad news' in the way of production cuts. They are expected to cut production of the relatively new Learjet 75 model. The super light jet category aircraft is not selling as well as it should and since coming to market in 2013, the delivery rate dropped from 33 to 24 by the end of 2016. With production rates for this aircraft set to be cut in 2017 this is not painting a good picture for the Wichita plant either.

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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently congratulated Zoom Air, India’s newest airline, on the recent launch of CRJ200 regional jet service with aircraft acquired from a third party. The airline has joined Bombardier’s family of more than 100 CRJ Series aircraft owners and operators. The airline, which is based in Gurgaon, Haryana, will operate from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and will serve 16 destinations, connecting smaller cities and towns across the country.

    “The CRJ200 aircraft greatly complement our business model and will help our growth strategy, while providing excellent operational flexibility and passenger comfort,” said Koustav M. Dhar, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Zoom Air. “We are excited by the potential these aircraft offer in allowing us to access new routes and destinations that are currently underserved – connecting businesses and people across the country.”

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    Second Bombardier Global 7000 has rolled out and is being prepared for its first flight. This particular aircraft is registered as C-GBLB/MSN7002. The first one, registered C-GLBO, flew in early November 2016.

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    Bombardier delivered today the sixth CS100 aircraft, the smaller variant game-changing C Series platform, to Swiss. Bombardier has now delivered a total of eight C Series aircraft; six CS100 to SWISS and two CS300 to airBaltic. “We are very proud to have delivered another C Series to Swiss today and to continue building on the strong momentum generated by the successful entry into service of the C Series aircraft in 2016,” said Fred Cromer, President of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We continue to ramp up production on the C Series in 2017, and as per our plan, the cadence of deliveries will increase in the second half of the year.”

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    Swiss International Airlines said that they will convert more CS100s to CS300s. The move is not necessarily all that surprising as it was a move that the Lufthansa Group company was thinking about for a while. Well they have made that decision and will switch a number of CS100s to the larger CS300 model. With the decision it means that the breakdown will be for 20 CS300s and then 10 CS100s. So far 6 of the CS100s have been delivered to Swiss.

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    Delta is looking to place its first Bombardier CS100 in New York the Atlanta-based carrier said recently. The aircraft is going to be configured to 110-seats and will used initially to "free-up" the 76-seat regional jets in Delta's feeder fleet that can in turn be used to replace 50-seat regional jets says Delta President Glen Hauenstein. He however, declined to list potential new routes for the aircraft. The carrier has a firm order for 75 of the type from Bombardier with options for 50 more.

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