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Bombardier Inc.
Type Public: (TSX: BBD.B TSX: BBD.A)
Founded Valcourt, Quebec (1942)
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people Joseph-Armand Bombardier, founder
Industry Aerospace / Railways
Products Aircraft, trains, trams
Revenue $14.7 billion USD (2006)
Employees 59,550 (2006)
Website http://www.bombardier.com/

Bombardier Inc. (IPA: [bɔ̃baʁdje]) is a Canadian conglomerate, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942, at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. Over the years it has been a large manufacturer of regional aircraft, business jets, mass transportation equipment, recreational equipment and a financial services provider. Bombardier is a Fortune Global 500 conglomerate company.[1] Its headquarters are in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... Established in 1973, Bombardier Capital was the international financial services arm of global transportation equipment manufacturer Bombardier. ... Bombardier is a large Canadian company mainly concerned with air and railway technology. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “TSX” redirects here. ... “TSX” redirects here. ... Valcourt is a small city in Quebec. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Joseph-Armand lebeau Bombardier (April 16, 1907 - February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman, and was the founder of Bombardier. ... Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering that concerns aircraft, spacecraft, and related topics. ... Flying machine redirects here. ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... USD redirects here. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A Conglomerate is the term used to describe a large corporation that consists of diverse divisions. ... Joseph-Armand lebeau Bombardier (April 16, 1907 - February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman, and was the founder of Bombardier. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Valcourt is a small city in Quebec. ... The Eastern Townships (in French les Cantons de lest) is a region in south central Quebec, lying between the Saint Lawrence River and the US border. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Business jet (slang, Bizjet) is a term for a jet aircraft, usually of modest size, designed for transporting small groups of business people for commercial reasons at a time convenient to their business needs. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... The Fortune Global 500 is a ranking of the top 500 corporations worldwide as measured by revenue. ... A Conglomerate is the term used to describe a large corporation that consists of diverse divisions. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

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History

Joseph-Armand Bombardier was a mechanic who dreamt of building a vehicle that could "float on snow." In 1937, he designed and produced his first snowmobile in his small repair shop in Valcourt, Quebec. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Joseph-Armand lebeau Bombardier (April 16, 1907 - February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman, and was the founder of Bombardier. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ... Valcourt is a small city in Quebec. ...


Joseph-Armand Bombardier's technological breakthrough in the design of bush vehicles came in the mid-1930s when he developed a drive system that revolutionized travel in snow and swampy conditions. In 1937, Armand sold 12 snowmobiles—named the B7 and, in 1942, created l'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée company.


The first snowmobiles were large, multi-passenger vehicles designed to help people get around during the long winter months. Snowmobiles were used in rural Quebec to take children to school, carry freight, deliver mail, and as ambulances. His invention filled a very particular need in the region and soon business was booming. In 1941, Armand opened a large new factory in Valcourt. Then a major setback hit the growing business: the Second World War was well underway and the Canadian government issued wartime rationing regulations. Bombardier customers had to prove that snowmobiles were essential to their livelihood in order to buy one. To keep his business going, Armand switched gears and developed vehicles for the military. After the war, Armand experienced another setback in his snowmobile business. In 1948, the Quebec government passed a law requiring all highways and local roads to be cleared of snow; Bombardier's sales fell by nearly half in one year. Armand therefore decided to diversify his business and make all-terrain vehicles for the mining, oil and forestry industries. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Of note, the machines had removable front skis that could be replaced with front wheels for use on paved or hard surfaces thus providing greater utility to his large snowmobiles. Production of these machines evolved over time. During 1951, the wooden bodies were replaced with sheet steel and these vehicles were powered by Chrysler flat head six cylinder engines and 3 speed standard transmissions. In the 1960s, V-8 engines began to appear and during the 1969/70 production years, the standard round "porthole"-style windows were replaced with larger rectangular windows which allowed more interior light and made them less claustrophobic feeling. Following these changes came the switchover to more reliable Chrysler Industrial 318 engines with the automatic Loadflite transmissions. Production of these machines continued into the mid-1970s. For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ...


Armand dreamed of developing a fast, lightweight snowmobile that could carry one or two people. In the early 1950s, Armand set aside his dream to focus on developing his company's other tracked vehicles. But by the end of the decade, smaller, more efficient engines had been developed and were starting to come on the market. Armand resumed his efforts to build a "miniature" snowmobile. He worked alongside his eldest son Germain, who shared his father's mechanical talents. Armand and Germain developed several prototypes of the lightweight snowmobile and finally, the first Bombardier snowmobile went on sale in 1959.

Bombardier BR100+ Groomer, mid engine, hard cab model
Bombardier BR100+ Groomer, mid engine, hard cab model

The Ski-doo was originally called the "Ski-Dog" because Bombardier meant it to be a practical vehicle to replace the dogsled for hunters and trappers. By an accident, a painter misinterpreted the name and painted "Ski-Doo" on the first prototype. The public soon discovered that speedy vehicles that can zoom over snow were a lot of fun. Suddenly a new winter sport was born, centred in Quebec. In the first year, Bombardier sold 225 Ski-Doos; four years later, 8,210 were sold. But Armand was reluctant to focus too much on the Ski-Doo and move resources away from his all-terrain vehicles. He vividly remembered his earlier business setbacks that forced him to diversify. Armand slowed down promotion of the Ski-Doo line to prevent it from dominating the other company products but still dominate the entire snowmobile industry. The snowmobiles produced were of exceptional quality and performance, earning a better reputation than the rival Polaris and Arctic Cat brand of motosleds. In 1975 Bombardier completed the purchase of the Moto-Ski company. Image File history File links BR100+sidea. ... Image File history File links BR100+sidea. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ... Polaris Industries manufactures a full line of all-terrain vehicles (ATV), snowmobiles, Ranger utility vehicles in 2wd, 4wd or 6wd, Victory Motorcycles and EU rated quadcycles. ... Arctic Cat is a producer of all-terrain vehicles and Snowmobiles in the United States. ... Moto-Ski was a snowmobile company that went out of buisness in the mid-1980s. ...


On 18 February 1964, J. Armand Bombardier died of cancer at age 56. He left behind a thriving business, but also one that had been focused on one person. Armand dominated his company, overseeing all areas of operation. He controlled the small research department, making all the drawings himself. By the time of his death sales of the company had reached C$20 million, which is the equivalent of C$160 million in 2004 dollars. The younger generation took over, led by Armand's sons and sons-in-law. The young team reorganized and decentralized the company, adopting modern business tactics. The company adopted the latest technological innovation—the computer—to handle inventory, accounts and billing. Distribution networks were improved and increased, and an incentive program was developed for sales staff. is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... C$ redirects here. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 1967, L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée was renamed Bombardier Limited and on January 23, 1969, the company went public, listing on the Montreal and Toronto stock exchanges. is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Montreal Exchange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... “TSX” redirects here. ...

Bombardier RJ in JAZZ colours
Bombardier RJ in JAZZ colours

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Aerospace

Main article: Bombardier Aerospace

Bombardier acquired Canadair after the Canadian government-owned aircraft manufacturing company had recorded the largest corporate loss in Canadian business history.[when? ] Under the management of Laurent Beaudoin, Armand's son-in-law, Bombardier took over Canadair to form Bombardier Aerospace. Shortly after, de Havilland Canada from Boeing, the bankrupt Short Brothers and Learjet operations were added. The aerospace arm now accounts for over half of the company's revenue. Bombardier's most popular aircraft currently include its Dash 8 and CRJ lines of regional airliners. It also manufactures the CL-415 amphibious water-bomber and the Challenger business jet. Learjet continues to operate as a subsidiary of Bombardier and manufactures jets under the Learjet name. Bombardier Aerospace is a division of the Bombardier group. ... Canadair Sabre (Golden Hawks aerobatic team) display at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario Canadair was a civil and military aircraft manufacturer in Canada. ... Laurent Beaudoin, C.C., O.Q., M.Comm. ... Bombardier Aerospace is a division of the Bombardier group. ... The de Havilland Canada company was an innovative aircraft manufacturer with facilities based in what is now the Downsview area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Short Brothers plc is a British aerospace company, abbreviated Shorts and is now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Founded in 1908, Shorts was the first true aviation company in the world, and was a manufacturer of flying boats during the 1920s and 1930s and throughout the Second World War. ... Learjet is a manufacturer of business jets for civilian and military use. ... A DeHavilland DHC-8-102 belonging to Air Inuit at Cornwall Ontario, May 2005 The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a small Canadian airliner based originally on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... Flybe Bombardier Q400 Régional ERJ 145 operating for Air France A regional airliner is a small airliner designed to fly between 35 and 100 passengers from point to point, generally within one country. ... The Canadair CL-415 is a Canadian amphibious aircraft purpose-built as a water bomber. ... The Bombardier Challenger 600 series is a family of business jets designed by Bill Lear and produced first by Canadair until that company was bought by Bombardier Aerospace in 1986. ... Learjet is a manufacturer of business jets for civilian and military use. ...


Railway technology

In 1970, Bombardier acquired the Viennese company Lohner-Rotax, a manufacturer of snowmobile engines and tramways, and thus became involved with rail business. This section started to gain importance in the mid-1990s in the renaissance of tramways or "light-rail transit." Bombardier acquired the assets and designs of American Locomotive Company/Montreal Locomotive Works, which continued in the locomotive business until 1985. In the Canadian market, they also acquired Hawker Siddeley Canada’s Thunder Bay facilities and UTDC (formerly of Kingston). Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Bombardier group. ... Rotax is an Austrian engine manufacturer, founded in 1920 in Dresden, Germany. ... railroads redirects here. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Alco and ALCO redirect here. ... Montreal Locomotive Works builders plate, 1913 Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) was a Canadian railway locomotive manufacturer which existed under several names from 1883-1985, producing both steam and diesel locomotives. ... Great Western Railway No. ... HSC was the Canadian unit of Hawker Siddeley of the UK. HSC Headquarters was in Mississauga, Ontario, the main transit plant was in Thunder Bay, Ontario. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn... The Urban Transportation Development Corporation was a corporation created in the 1970s by the Government of Ontario, Canada, to develop transit vehicles for the provinces public transit authorities. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ...


In 2001, Bombardier acquired Adtranz, the developer of the Class 170 Turbostar and Class 357/375/376/377 Electrostar trains which are widely used throughout Britain. They also built the Nottingham Express Transit trams and parts of Alstom's Eurostar trains. In the UK, ADtranz's major facility was located in Derby. Other major areas of activity of ADtranz were Germany, Sweden and Switzerland with major facilities in Hennigsdorf and Kassel (Germany), Västerås and Kalmar (Sweden), and Zürich and Turgi (Switzerland). Adtranz was a German rail rolling stock equipment manufacturer which designed rail cars and engines. ... The Class 170 Turbostar is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) built by Bombardier Transportation (previously ADtranz) at their Derby Litchurch Lane Works, England. ... Class 357, no. ... Class 375/6, no. ... Class 376, no. ... The Class 377 Electrostar electric multiple units were built by Bombardier Transportation (previously ADtranz) at their Derby Works, from 2001 to 2005. ... Nottingham Express Transit (or in short NET) is a light-rail tramway in the Nottingham area in England. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e. ... A Eurostar train running through London suburbs on the third-rail electric supply Eurostar is a train service that connects London with Paris and Brussels. ...


Bombardier was one of the companies which took over British Rail's R&D facilities after privatisation (the remainder largely being absorbed into AEA Technology and Alstom). They were part of a major consortium in the construction of the Eurotunnel railway cars, and also built new subway trains for a wide range of customers including the Toronto Transit Commission, the Commission de transport de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal, and the New York City Transit Authority (R62A, R142), noted for designing the Las Vegas Monorail system. This article is about the defunct entity British Railways, which later traded as British Rail. The History of rail transport in Great Britain is covered in its own article. ... The privatisation of British Rail was the result of the Railways Act 1993 introduced by John Majors Conservative government. ... AEA Technology plc was formed in 1996 as the privatised offshoot of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. ... Eurotunnel logo Eurotunnel plc (in the UK) and Eurotunnel SA (in France) make up the Eurotunnel Group, founded in August 1986, which manages and operates the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Société de transport de Montréal or Montreal Transit Corporation is the agency that operates buses and the Métro in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ... An R62A on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line The R62A cars, built by Bombardier for the New York City Subway, continued after the R62 order. ... R142 is the model class of the newest generation of IRT cars for the New York Subway. ... The Robert N. Broadbent Las Vegas Monorail is a mass transit system located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Monorail Company. ...


Bombardier is a UK Notified Body, under The Railways (Interoperability) (Notified Bodies) Regulations 2000, in one TSI area: rolling stock. UK Notified Bodies (UK NoBos) are UK bodies authorised to assess the compatibility of works or equipment with Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) as part of the system to effectively and safely allow the interoperability of railway services within the European Union. ...

IORE locomotive
IORE locomotive

Bombardier Transportation also leads the development and production of the Acela Express train in a 75%–25% arrangement with Alstom. The train runs between Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Bombardier provided carbody design and tilting mechanisms from its LRC ("Light Rapid Comfortable") line of passenger trainsets, and integrated a variant of Alstom's TGV propulsion system. This is the first high-speed rail line in North America, running at a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph). To meet U.S. government "Buy American" regulations, final assembly of these trains was carried out at Bombardier's U.S. rail car assembly facility in Barre, Vermont. Bombardier also provided seller-arranged financing to allow Amtrak to lease the trainsets rather than purchase them outright as the railroad had previously done. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x800, 245 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bombardier Malmbanan IORE Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x800, 245 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bombardier Malmbanan IORE Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... IORE engine refers to the electric railway locomotives owned by the Swedish mining company LKAB, used to transport iron ore from the mines in Kiruna to the shipping stations in Narvik and LuleÃ¥. IORE is an acronym of iron ore. ... Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Bombardier group. ... Acela Express (often called simply Acela, leading to early confusion with the Acela Regional and Acela Commuter) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed tilting train service operating between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in... Boston redirects here. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see Transposition of the great vessels. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... ... Barre is a city in Washington County, Vermont, in the United States. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...


Bombardier has also entered into the Australian rail industry with the implementation and maintenance of the main electric propulsion systems for numerous passenger trains and locomotive fleets, and the manufacture of new rolling stock in partnership with EDI Rail. These include Queensland Rail's IMU160, SMU260, IMU200 and SMU220 trainsets, and V/Line's VLocity DMUs in Victoria. V/Line is a regional passenger train and coach service in Victoria, Australia. ... The VLocity 160 (normally just VLocity) is a high speed diesel multiple unit train manufactured by Bombardier Transportation (contract inherited from Adtranz) for use on regional rail lines in Victoria, running under V/Line. ... DMU, type SA108 of Great Poland Voivodship in Poznań, Poland The Transwa Prospector DEMU capable of up to 200 km/h provides a passenger service between Perth, Western Australia and the mining town of Kalgoorlie A Diesel Multiple Unit or DMU is a multiple unit train consisting of multiple carriages... VIC redirects here. ...


Bombardier made the Hiawatha Line light rail cars currently being operated in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Metro Transit. The Hiawatha Line is a 12-mile (19-kilometer) light-rail corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from downtown Minneapolis to the southern suburb of Bloomington, connecting to the Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Metro Transit logo Metro Transit is the transit division of the Metropolitan Council, a regional governmental agency in the Minneapolis-St. ...


With the acquisition of ADtranz in 2001, Bombardier Transportation emerged as the largest manufacturer of railway rolling stock in the world. Depending on how one defines industrial activities, it is sometimes considered the largest in the world in this category. Adtranz was a German rail rolling stock equipment manufacturer which designed rail cars and engines. ...


Financial Services

Main article: Bombardier Capital

Established in 1973, Bombardier Capital was the financial services arm of global transportation equipment manufacturer Bombardier, Inc. An international supplier of financial solutions, the company provided lending, leasing, asset-management services and inventory financing for U.S. and Canadian dealers and manufacturers of marine products, recreational products and vehicles, manufactured housing, aircraft, rail cars, and other industrial equipment. Bombardier Capital, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida employed more than 1,000 people in the United States and Canada and served customers throughout North and South America. The division closed in 2006. Established in 1973, Bombardier Capital was the international financial services arm of global transportation equipment manufacturer Bombardier. ... Established in 1973, Bombardier Capital was the international financial services arm of global transportation equipment manufacturer Bombardier. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ...


Other interests

Bombardier was, until recently, a major Canadian defense contractor. With the latest restructuring, the company sold off nearly all of its military related work in Canada. Military Aviation Services was sold to SPAR Aerospace and land based defence products made by Urban Transportation Development Corporation ceased operations as Bombardier moved away from non-aviation defence products. A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ... Spar Aerospace was a Canadian aerospace company and developed the Canadarm for the Space shuttle program in the United States. ... The Urban Transportation Development Corporation was a corporation created in the 1970s by the Government of Ontario, Canada, to develop transit vehicles for the provinces public transit authorities. ...


In 2003, Bombardier spun off as a separate company, the Bombardier Recreational Products division, or BRP. Their snowcats and snowmobiles dated back to the origins of the company; current brands are Ski-Doo and Lynx. Bombardier Recreational Products has also become well known for their Sea-Doo personal water craft division. Bombardier also makes ATVs (all terrain vehicles). In 2006, the ATV brand name changed from Bombardier ATV to Can-Am. Can-Am is the old name of the line of dirt bikes it made in the 1980s. Bombardier Recreational Products or BRP is a Canadian company, which was founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as LAuto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942 at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. ... Pisten Bully 300 Polar snowcat moving snow A snowcat, is an enclosed-cab, truck sized, fully tracked vehicle designed to move on snow. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ... Lynx is originally a Finnish brand of snowmobiles, currently owned by canadian Bombardier Recreational Products. ... Sea-Doo is a brand name for Bombardier Recreational Products popular line of personal water craft (PWC). ... Pump-jet PWCs such as this Yamaha Waverunner are extremely popular for their speed and maneuverability. ...  A group of “quad bike” all terrain vehicles The term all-terrain vehicle is used to describe a number of small open motorised buggies and tricycles designed for off_road use. ...


Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of Bombardier Inc. are: Chairman of the Board redirects here. ...

  • Laurent Beaudoin;
  • Pierre Beaudoin;
  • André Berard;
  • J.R. André Bombardier;
  • Janine Bombardier;
  • L. Denis Desautels;
  • Jean-Louis Fontaine;
  • Jane F. Garvey;
  • Daniel Johnson;
  • Jean C. Monty;
  • André Navarri;
  • Carlos E. Represas;
  • Jean-Pierre Rosso;
  • Federico Sada G.;
  • Heinrich Weiss.

Laurent Beaudoin, C.C., O.Q., M.Comm. ... André Bérard (born 1940) is a Canadian businessman and former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Canada. ... Daniel Johnson can mean: Captain Daniel Johnson, (1629-1675), English buccaneer Daniel Lorenz Johnson, (1974- ), Artist and activist Daniel Johnson, Sr, (1915-1968), politician, leader of the Union Nationale party and Quebec premier (1966-1968) Daniel Johnson, Jr, (1944- ), politician, former leader of the Quebec Liberal Party and Quebec premier... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Bombardier Museum

1951 Bombardier B12 Snow Bus Snowmobile
1951 Bombardier B12 Snow Bus Snowmobile

The Bombardier Museum is a large modern museum in Valcourt, Quebec dedicated to the life of Joseph-Armand Bombardier and the snowmobile as well as the industry he helped create. Formally opened in 1971, with substantial renovations in 1990, the museum is professionally curated and features a wide array of Ski-Doos and other industrial designs as well as a selection of related books, booklets and other items of interest to enthusiasts. Image File history File links 1951B12a. ... Image File history File links 1951B12a. ... Valcourt is a small city in Quebec. ... Joseph-Armand lebeau Bombardier (April 16, 1907 - February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman, and was the founder of Bombardier. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ...


Also of note at the museum is the original Bombardier garage "factory" that was the genesis of the organization bearing the name. The garage was carefully removed from its original location in Valcourt and moved to its present site at the museum, which is located blocks away from the huge, present-day Bombardier Recreational Products factory. Valcourt is a small city in Quebec. ... Bombardier Recreational Products or BRP is a Canadian company, which was founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as LAuto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942 at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. ...


References

Notes
  1. ^ Fortune Global 500 - Bombardier Inc. Company Snapshot 2007
Bibliography
  • Descarries, Eric. "Autoneiges Bombardier: Des patenteux perpétuent la tradition." La Presse, 13 March 2006.
  • Hadekel, Peter. Silent Partners: Taxpayers and the Bankrolling of Bombardier. Toronto: Key Porter Books Limited, 2004. ISBN 1-55263-626-7.
  • MacDonald, Larry.The Bombardier Story: Planes, Trains and Snowmobiles. Toronto: J. Wiley & Sons, 2001. ISBN 0-470-83196-0.

See also

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