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Scott to step down as head of Bombardier Aerospace

Scott to step down as head of Bombardier Aerospace

25 August 2011 Airline News

Bombardier Aerospace has confirmed earlier Gary Scott, who presently holds the position of president with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, will retire on October 1st. Guy Hachey, president and chief operating officer, Bombardier Aerospace, will lead the Commercial Aircraft business unit until a replacement is named.

Orders adding up at Bombardier

Orders adding up at Bombardier

18 August 2011 Airline News

Ilyushin Finance Corporation has confirmed it has reached a tentative agreement to buy ten C-Series aircraft from Bombardier. Bombardier also announced today a European airline, which has requested to remain unidentified, has signed a firm order for four Q400 NextGen high-speed turboprop airliners.

Bombardier to shed jobs following Thameslink decision

Bombardier to shed jobs following Thameslink decision

5 July 2011 Rail & Coach News

Manufacturer Bombardier has confirmed it will shed 1,400 jobs following a decision by the British government to award a lucrative contract to Siemens. Québec-based Bombardier said the majority of the jobs would go at a plant in Derby, north England, following the awarding of the £1.4bn Thameslink contract to the German rival.

Bombardier secures $155m order from Jet Air Flug

Bombardier secures $155m order from Jet Air Flug

8 December 2010 Airline News

Bombardier Aerospace has received firm orders for five midsize Learjet 85 and two large cabin Challenger 605 jets from the Jet Air Flug group. The aircraft will be operated by multiple companies from the group, for principal operation in Germany from Air Flug’s Munich base.

Revitalised aviation soars at Farnborough

Revitalised aviation soars at Farnborough

23 July 2010 Airline News

Aviation commentators are predicting an end to the global economic slump as aircraft orders continue to accumulate at the Farnborough International Air Show. A resurgent Airbus performed well, recording orders for over 130 aircraft, while rival Boeing secured 103 orders worth $10 billion.

Farnborough orders top $25 billion

Farnborough orders top $25 billion

21 July 2010 Airline News

The tally of plane orders by the close of third day of the Farnborough Airshow has passed the $25 billion mark, as a resurgent commercial aviation sector offset severe cut backs to government defence expenditure.

Thousand jobs axed as Bombadier scales Learjet production

2 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

One thousand aviation jobs in Ireland are to go after Canadian-owned Bombardier, manufacturer of the Learjet, confirmed it was scaling back operations at its Belfast plant.This will reduce Bombardier’s workforce to around 5,000 at its four sites in Northern Ireland where it manufactures its C series Learjet.