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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently celebrated the delivery of a first CS300 aircraft to Seoul-based Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., the Asian launch customer for the C Series aircraft family. “This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into the fast-growing Asian market, and we are honored to have Korean Air Lines as our brand ambassador in the region,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We expect that over the next 20 years, Asian operators will take delivery of 2,870 small single-aisle aircraft. We are thrilled that Korean Air is the first in the region to showcase the CS300 aircraft’s outstanding performance and capabilities.”

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    Official delivery video footage for Korean Air's first CS300.

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    Bombardier Specialized Aircraft announced recently that Conair Group Inc., the world’s leading provider of fixed wing aerial firefighting aircraft, has purchased six Q400 aircraft. Based on the current list price, the firm order is valued at approximately $206 million US. Conair operates the world’s largest fleet of privately owned fixed wing airtankers and supplies specialty aerial firefighting aircraft and products worldwide. These six Q400 production aircraft will be modified to incorporate an enhanced version of Conair’s proprietary Retardant Delivery System. In the Q400 Multirole configuration, the retardant tank can be removed and reinstalled in the field in a few hours. This enables the aircraft to efficiently perform additional roles in emergency response, passenger and cargo transport, medivac, and coastal patrol without compromising its exceptional firefighting capabilities.
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    Bombardier will be present at the forthcoming Singapore Airshow that starts on February 6th. They will have a two-class Bombardier Q400 (86-seats) along with a CS300 CSeries jet in Air Baltic livery. Bombardier recently delivered Korean Air's first CSeries aircraft so the CSeries is already present in the Asia region but they will be looking to drum-up further interest and support in the new jet.

    “The high-performing Q400 aircraft has proven to serve the Asia-Pacific region very well. Bombardier acted well ahead of the market trend toward larger turboprops when it introduced the 90-seat Q400 turboprop at the Singapore Airshow two years ago. The Q400 aircraft ushered in a new era of turboprops, and the recent SpiceJet reorder for up to 50 new 90-seat Q400 turboprops is another great example of our strong market penetration.”

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    Here is a look at the fifth and final Global 7000 flight test vehicle in this certification program.

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    Bombardier releases statement on the US-Bangla Q400 crash

    Everyone at Bombardier is saddened by the tragic event involving the Q400 aircraft. We extend our sympathies to the families of those whose lives were lost in this accident, and our thoughts are with those who survived. Bombardier Air Safety Investigation Office is in contact with the authorities, and will provide assistance to all authorities as needed. The Q400 aircraft has been designed to be robust and reliable in consideration of the high cycle demand of regional airlines and was designed to comply or exceed all airworthiness certification requirements. The Q400 fleet has accumulated over 8.5 million flight hours, and has performed about 10 million takeoffs and landings to date. The Bombardier Q400 turboprop has been in service since 2000. Currently, there are over 500 Q400 aircraft in service worldwide, and the fleet dispatch reliability over the past year was consistently over 99.5%.

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    Bombardier is looking to get rid of its production facility in Downsview which will likely mean that they have to find a new home for the Q400 and Global line. That facility is on an enormous plot of land that Bombardier is under utilizing. It remains to be seen what alternative location they will choose but somewhere near the Toronto Pearson International Airport might be under consideration.

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    Canadian airframer Bombardier enjoyed a decent March with regard to CSeries deliveries. Four units of the new series of planes were shipped to customers last month. After a sluggish start to the year this is a good trend but will it continue for them to be able to meet the 40 deliveries this year they set. Let's see how April turns out for them.

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    Bombardier is pleased to announce that it has delivered the first Challenger 650 aircraft converted into an air ambulance, to long-standing customer Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The Swiss air ambulance service will take possession of two more Challenger 650 aircraft this year, replacing its earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet.These robust, spacious and high-performing aircraft are being specially outfitted with intensive care units, representing the next generation of airborne medical evacuation. "It is incredibly rewarding for us that Bombardier jets help save so many lives while in service with Rega, and we are thrilled that they will continue to do so for many years to come," said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The Challenger 650 aircraft is an ideal air ambulance vehicle, with the reliability needed when emergencies arise and a smooth ride that is essential when delivering in-flight medical care."

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    Bombardier’s EcoDesign approach applied on the C Series has won the prestigious Les Mercuriades award in the "Stratégie de développement durable" category. The honour was presented at the Les Mercuriades Gala on Thursday, April 19 in front of close to 1,200 Montreal-area business leaders. Les Mercuriades is one of the most prestigious business competitions in Québec, recognizing innovation, ambition, entrepreneurship and performance in small to medium enterprises and larger companies. Companies submit applications in 17 categories and all applicants are reviewed by an independent jury. Our application focused on our EcoDesign approach when designing the C Series. Bombardier is the first and only manufacturer to have completed an environmental lifecycle approach on an entire aircraft.

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    Introducing the Nuage seat, a revolutionary design and the first new seat architecture in business aviation in more than 30 years. The Nuage seat delivers class-defining comfort for life above the clouds.

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    Bombardier today announced that it has received a firm order for 15 CRJ900s from American Airlines. The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 719 million. Upon delivery, American will be benefiting from the latest enhancement to the CRJ Series regional jets – the Atmosphère cabin, which offers an enhanced passenger experience and can accommodate the largest number of “oversized” roller bags of any aircraft in the same category.

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    Bombardier Business Aircraft and Duncan Aviation are pleased to announce they have collaboratively received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 system on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft. The AVANCE L5 system can also be installed as a retrofit option on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft at any of Bombardier’s five FAA Diamond award-winning service centres in North America and at Duncan Aviation’s three MRO facilities as well as several of Duncan Aviation’s Satellite locations. The 4G Wi-Fi system is now available on new Challenger seriesaircraft, which are equipped with Bombardier’s exclusive HD Cabin Management System to provide an unparalleled audio experience with crystal-clear sound through integrated sidewall speakers – exclusive in its class.

    “Bombardier is proud to lead the way in cabin connectivity and offer this fast, reliable 4G Wi-Fi system on new Challenger 350/650 aircraft and on in-service Challenger 300/600 seriesaircraft, so passengers can enjoy the smooth ride our aircraft are known for, while staying connected,” said Brad Nolen, Vice President, Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. The Gogo AVANCE platform integrates a full range of cabin features, allowing passengers to easily and reliably access and use all available data, voice, maps, entertainment, and cabin management system (CMS) services. “Duncan Aviation and Bombardier are committed to working together to provide quick, all-encompassing connectivity solutions for Challenger aircraft. We are pleased our customers can stay connected in the air by obtaining this advanced technology,” said Dennis Kruse, Avionics Sales and Service Representative, Duncan Aviation.

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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it will donate a CS100 aircraft to the École Nationale d’Aérotechnique (ÉNA), a school affiliated with Édouard-Montpetit CEGEP, to be used for the purpose of education and training. With this donation, ÉNA becomes the world’s first teaching institution to count a C Series aircraft among its fleet. “Bombardier plays a leadership role in the Canadian and global aerospace industry by being at the forefront of the development and utilization of disruptive technologies,” said Alain Bellemare, Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “Our commitment to innovation and excellence is also reflected in education, as our company encourages and supports our teaching institutions such as ÉNA in their mission to provide the highest quality training that meets the needs of the industry.”

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    Air Baltic seems to be pleased with the Bombardier CSeries product. So much so that they have ordered 30 more and 30 options.This goes along with the already 20 they previously ordered with 8 aircraft from that batch flying around in service today. "In 2017, we experienced outstanding growth and showed the world the unique capabilities and comfort of this innovative aircraft," says Air Baltic chief executive Martin Gauss. "We successfully executed our fleet modernisation strategy, and are excited to further grow our fleet up to 80 CS300 aircraft while phasing out our other aircraft types in the next three years."

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    Bombardier today announced the following retirements and changes in responsibility for members of its Senior Leadership.

    Effective immediately, Jim Vounassis is appointed Chief Operating Officer for Bombardier Transportation. Jim will report directly to Laurent Troger and join BT’s core leadership team. He will have responsibility for BT’s global operations, quality and procurement functions, as well as its overall industrial strategy. In this new position, Jim will focus on driving operational excellence and delighting customers with improved quality and delivery performance as we execute on our rail backlog of more than $35 billion. “Jim is well suited for this role given his long track record of performance, including most recently leading Bombardier’s Transformation and Procurement organizations, said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “Jim’s proven leadership ability and operational expertise will help accelerate BT’s transformation efforts, securing its long-term competitive position in the fast growing global rail market.”

    A new organizational structure for the transformation and procurement organizations supporting Bombardier’s aerospace units will be announced in the near future; until then Jim will maintain leadership responsibility.

    “With the first half of our five-year turnaround plan successfully completed, Sylvain Lévesque has informed me of his desire to leave Bombardier and pursue the next chapter of his career, Bellemare explained. “I am extremely grateful for Sylvain’s many contributions to Bombardier over the past 20 years, especially his strong leadership on many key initiatives, insights and sound counsel since I joined Bombardier. We will all miss the great camaraderie, and the extreme professionalism Sylvain has brought to our company.”

    Going forward, Louis Véronneau will assume responsibility for Bombardier’s strategic planning process in addition to his current role overseeing Bombardier’s partnerships, mergers, acquisitions and divestures as Bombardier’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. “Louis is well qualified to assume this expanded role given his deep analytical skills, strong financial background and demonstrated leadership ability,” Bellemare continued. “Louis spearheaded the negotiations for many of Bombardier’s key strategic partnerships and divestitures, including the C Series partnership with Airbus and Investissement Québec, CDPQ’s investment in Bombardier Transportation and Bombardier’s sale of the Downsview property. With the company successfully de-risked, Louis will work closely with me and the rest of the leadership team to identify and execute strategic moves that support long-term sustainable growth across our portfolio.”

    “Finally, Nico Buchholz has advised me of his wish to retire later this summer,” Bellemare explained. Nico was recruited to join Bombardier in 2015 as Group Chief Procurement Officer and to support several other key projects including the C Series ramp-up. During his tenure at Bombardier, Nico achieved significant cost savings by establishing a more efficient and focused procurement organization, and successfully lead numerous other strategic initiatives and restructurings across the businesses. “With the Airbus partnership effective on July 1, 2018 and his other projects drawing to a close, Nico has chosen to take on a new challenge. We are grateful for Nico’s many important contributions to Bombardier, including his vision and leadership in supporting Bombardier’s turnaround plan,” Bellemare stated.

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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (Delta Air Lines) has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$961 million. “We are thrilled that Delta continues to select the CRJ Series as the airline looks into the future growth of its regional operations,” said Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Together with Delta, we have driven the development of regional aviation in the U.S., and we are looking forward to further enhancing regional air travel with the launch of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin with our long-standing and esteemed customer.”
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    Bombardier is pleased to reinforce its partnership with the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium (DAIR) to establish an aerospace hub in Toronto’s Downsview area. Through a multi-million dollar contribution, Bombardier will focus on three main goals: supporting DAIR’s academic and research activities, supporting DAIR’s operations, and preserving the aerospace heritage of the site.

    “This agreement is great news for Ontario’s aerospace industry and for the people of Toronto,” said François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer, Aerospace, Bombardier Inc. “Since acquiring de Havilland in 1992, Bombardier has built strong relationships with local institutions to promote aerospace research and innovation. Through our new partnership with DAIR, we will continue to support the development of this unique ecosystem for many years to come.”

    “I am thrilled with the ongoing support and leadership demonstrated by Bombardier and the opportunity this will unlock for aerospace in Ontario,” said Andrew Petrou, Executive Director, DAIR, and Director, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, Centennial College. “This commitment will enable the growth of the Downsview Aerospace Hub through support for training and research, DAIR Innovation Centre physical space and operations, and preservation of the site’s aerospace heritage. Through this partnership with Bombardier, DAIR will be uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the development of tomorrow’s aviation solutions.”

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    Bombardier is thrilled to announce that the full-scale mock-up of its eagerly anticipated Global 7500 aircraft will be on display in Olbia, Italy, as of mid-July and throughout the summer, offering guests an exclusive opportunity to experience the aircraft’s unmatched spaciousness first hand. The mock-up continues its successful worldwide tour, following stops in Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai.

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    Official launch event for the Global 5500 and 6500 last month.