Tag: Bombardier

Bombardier Looks to Shed 5,000 Positions Worldwide

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of the Canadian plane and train maker’s announcement on November 8 and last weeks free cash flow forecast which sent Bombardier shares tumbling, it has been announced that 490 jobs of the 4,000-strong workforce based across four locations in Northern Ireland is to be cut. The Belfast-based operation, previously known as Shorts, […]

Bombardier to Sell Q400 Program and Cut 5,000 Jobs

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier has announced it plans to sell its Q400 turboprop passenger line to a subsidiary of Longview Aviation Capital Corporation and to cut 5,000 jobs as part of an effort to streamline operations and reduce costs. According to Bombardier, the sale includes not only the Q400 program but also all assets and intellectual property for other Dash […]

Bombardier: Global 7500 Business Jet Earns FAA Approval

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier has announced that its flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, achieving another important milestone as it approaches entry-into-service later this year. Earlier this year, the Global 7500 aircraft demonstrated its ability to fly further than any other business jet by expanding its advertised range to 7,700 […]

Latitude 33 Aviation Takes Delivery of Challenger 350 Business Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier announced that Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company based in California, has taken delivery of a new Challenger 350 business jet. The high-performing Challenger 350 aircraft, the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade, will be based in Orange County (John Wayne Airport) […]

Bombardier on Track with New Global 5500 and 6500

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier has announced that the flight test program for the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft is progressing on schedule, with 70 per cent of flight testing complete. “The response to the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft has been overwhelmingly positive since their unveiling at EBACE,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The […]

airBaltic Bombardier C-Series CS-300 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute An airBaltic Bombardier C-Series CS-300, performing flight from Riga (Latvia) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), experienced a bird strike. An aircraft was in the initial climb out of Riga’s runway when the crew requested to stop climb at 4000 feet advising they had received a bird strike. Soon after the crew decided to return to Riga […]

Bombardier CRJ Series Certified for Higher Maintenance Intervals

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 jet […]

Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

Reading Time: 1 minute 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-seat Q400 aircraft into our fleet,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “The additional seats and performance […]

Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party. “Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said […]

Bombardier’s 90-seat Q400 Gets Transport Canada Nod

Reading Time: 1 minute 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. “With increasing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market, we are excited to offer our customers a higher-capacity configuration and […]