Airbus to sell Bombardier’s aircraft, Takes majority stake

Bombardier Challenger 350

 The boss of Airbus has said the firm expects to sell “thousands” of Bombardier’s passenger aircraft after an international tie-up with the planemaker. Airbus is taking a majority stake in the Canadian company’s C Series aircraft, which are part-made in Belfast. Thousands of Northern Ireland jobs looked to be at risk after a complaint from…

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OPINION: ATR and Bombardier should heed Embraer’s turboprop warning

Bombardier Q400 Next Gen

Bombardier could be forgiven for thinking the world is against it.  With Boeing’s anti-dumping claims still ringing in its ears, there comes a strong hint from regional jet rival Embraer that it is serious about a return to the turboprop market. The long-running Q400 line is not a big seller for Bombardier, but still represents…

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Canada’s Bombardier to take on aviation giants at Paris Air Show

bombardier cs300 first flight

Bombardier is back at the biennial International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget with its C Series aircraft for another run at taking on the long-established aerospace duopoly of Airbus and Boeing. If advance bookings are an indication, visitors are shrugging off anxiety about terror attacks at crowded events: the organizers announced eight months ahead…

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CSeries prices threaten 737 Max 7 ‘viability’: Boeing

Bombardier CSeries

Bombardier’s CSeries and its aggressive sales tactics threaten the very existence of Boeing’s 737 Max 7 and the US aerospace industry, Boeing’s vice-chairman Ray Conner told US trade officials last week. “The 100-150 seat market matters greatly to Boeing, and Bombardier is very close to forcing us out of this altogether,” Conner said during a…

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Will United Airlines Order New Jets From Bombardier or Embraer?

Bombardier CS100

From late 2014 through 2015, there was growing speculation in industry circles that airline heavyweight United Continental would order jets in the 100-seat size class from either Bombardier  or Embraer. This would have filled a gap between its largest regional jets, which have 76 seats, and its smallest mainline plane, the 126-seat Boeing  737-700. Instead,…

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Bombardier woos Chinese billionaire’s club, aiming to sell business jets

Bombardier Challenger 350

Bombardier  sees “opportunities” to make some sales in its business jet division after meeting with a group of wealthy Chinese business leaders who are looking to deepen ties with Canada, according to a person familiar with the matter. The China Entrepreneur Club, sometimes referred to as the Chinese billionaire’s club, kicked off a cross-Canada tour…

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Bombardier beats out Boeing, Airbus for big Delta order

Bombardier CSeries Landing

Bombardier landed the high-profile U.S. customer it has long been seeking for its C Series narrow-body jetliner, as Delta Air Lines agreed to buy at least 75 of the state-of-the-art airplanes. The order is valued at $5.6 billion based on list prices, and deliveries of CS100 jets will begin in 2018, Montreal-based Bombardier said Thursday in…

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Bombardier expects tough 2016 before transformation hits stride by 2020

Swiss CS100 Cseries

Bombardier has warned of another challenging year in 2016 before its efforts to reverse the company’s fortunes — including cost-cutting efforts and shifts in production to low-cost centres — come to fruition by 2020. “Despite short-term challenges, the potential for Bombardier is great and we are turning the business around,” CEO Alain Bellemare said Tuesday…

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Bombardier, Cessna have large shares of Asia Pacific region biz jet fleet

Cessna Citation XLS-Plus Business Jet

A new report examining the Asia Pacific region’s business jet market said Bombardier and Cessna account for sizable percentages of the region’s fleet. The region, which includes 18 countries or territories, saw its total fleet of new and used business jets increase 15 percent between 2013 and 2014, but the eight aircraft manufacturers – including…

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