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.
Canadian transport giant Bombardier is to review its UK train-making operations after failing to win a contract to build carriages for the Thameslink project. Bombardier currently operates the UK’s only remaining train factory, employing a workforce of 3,000 in Derby.
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received an order from Metrolinx for the supply of 50 BOMBARDIER BiLevel commuter rail cars to be delivered to GO Transit in Toronto.
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.
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.
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.
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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.