It’s the classic case of David versus Goliath. Only in this case, it’s two Goliaths and David’s multibillion dollar gamble nearly led to a premature death. Bombardier , which was founded as a snow machine company and grew into a storied aviation firm, was beset by bad management, bad luck and events outside its control […]
There is growing speculation that Bombardier is close to finalizing a deal to sell more than 100 C Series planes to Delta Airlines. The wings for the plane are made at the Canadian firm’s Belfast factory. The Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the negotiations”, reports that Delta is due to make a final […]
When the Bombardier CS300 takes to the skies over Le Bourget later this month, the 135-seater will not only steal the spotlight on the aviation industry’s biggest stage: the flying display of the most popular CSeries variant also offers a humbled and rebuilt Bombardier executive team a rare opportunity to reset the public perception of […]
Bombardier could launch an advanced aircraft that would compete directly against the new Boeing 737 Max model. But it probably won’t matter much. This week the Wall Street Journal quoted Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier’s commercial aircraft division, saying that the Canadian jet builder is considering a third and larger version of its C Series […]
In a historic moment, Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier on Friday for the first time flew a jet that is a credible alternative to Boeing products. The only trouble is, few carriers want the up-to-149 seat Bombardier CS300 jet, and the expense of developing it has been dragging down Bombardier. While Boeing has faced North American-built […]
The Bombardier CS300, the newest commercial aircraft on the market, made its maiden flight just after 11:00 a.m. today at Montreal’s Mirabel airport. The larger CSeries variant follows the smaller CS100, which took to the skies 17 months ago. For Bombardier, this is a significant step forward for a project which has seen its share […]
Pierre Jeanniot bought more than a hundred planes in his six years at the helm of Air Canada, so he knows what questions airline executives have to answer before they spend billions on new aircraft. How big is the market the planes will serve? How many flights per day will we need to run? What […]
Bombardier Aerospace announced yesterday that CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. (CLC), one of China’s top leasing companies, is the previously announced undisclosed customer that signed a conditional purchase agreement for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners.