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Bombardier Aerospace is a division of the Bombardier group. Bombardier Inc. ...


The aerospace division was launched with the acquisition of Canadair, at the time owned by the Government of Canada and a company that had recorded the then largest loss in history of any Canadian corporation. Politically, the Federal Government could not allow the Montreal, Quebec based company to close, and any hints that it might do so were met with media stories of the Government's Avro Arrow disaster. Quebec separatists have long complained that Federal Government does nothing for Quebec. The loss of many desirable highly paid jobs at Canadair would have confirmed their complaint. Canadair was created in 1944 by the government of Canada and remained a federal crown corporation until 1986 when it was sold to Bombardier Aerospace as part of the privatization plan of the Mulroney government. ... Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Avro CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built in Ontario, Canada by Avro Canada during a short period of time in the 1950s. ... The Quebec sovereignty movement is a political movement for the attainment of sovereignty for Quebec, a province of the Canadian federation. ...

Bombardier BD-700 Global Express business jet.
Bombardier BD-700 Global Express business jet.

After acquiring Canadair in 1986 and restoring it to profitability, Bombardier acquired the money-losing Boeing subsidiary, de Havilland Aircraft of Canada based in Toronto, Ontario. A few years later in 1989, Bombardier, by then experts at buying companies cheaply and turning them around, acquired the near-bankrupt Short Brothers aircraft manufacturing company in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Shortly thereafter, in 1990 Bombardier acquired the bankrupt Learjet Company of Wichita, Kansas, builder of the world-famous Learjet business aircraft. Bombardier BD-700 Global Express business jet (HB-ITG) at Farnborough in July 2002. ... Bombardier BD-700 Global Express business jet (HB-ITG) at Farnborough in July 2002. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, near Seattle, Washington. ... de Havilland Canada was once an innovative aircraft manufacturer with facilities based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Short Brothers, almost universally referred to simply as Shorts, is a British aerospace company currently located in Belfast. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wichita, the Air Capital, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas, as well as a major aircraft manufacturing hub and cultural center. ... Lear Jet was a company which produced business jets for civilian and military use. ...

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Aircraft

Bombardier builds business jets, short-range airliners and fire-fighting amphibious aircraft and also provides defense-related services. Some of their aircraft designs originated in the design departments of Canadair or de Havilland Aircraft of Canada. The company has been adept at developing quiet turboprop airliners capable of using urban airports with relatively short runways and steep glide slopes. An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft (an aeroplane/airplane) initially designed for the transport of paying passengers, and usually operated by an airline company (which owns or leases the aircraft). ... A diagram showing how a turboprop works. ... A runway is a strip of land on an airport, on which aircraft can take off and land. ...


Current production aircraft models include the Continental, Global Express, Dash 8 (now known as the Q series) and CRJ series. The Continental is a mid-size business jet. The Global Express is a extra long range, high speed business jet. The Dash-8 is a high-wing turboprop, while the CRJ is a low-wing jet with rear mounted engines. The CRJ is a derivative of the Canadair CL-600 Challenger business jet. Both aircraft have 2 seats on each side of the aisle. LearJet models are still branded as LearJet. The Bombardier Aerospace Continental or Challenger 300 is a super-mid-sized jet capable of tranversing trans-continental distances. ... The Bombardier BD-700 Global Express is an ultra long range corporate and VIP high speed jet which has also been modified for military missions. ... A twin-turbo DHC-8-400 of Flybe on the ground at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England 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. ... The Bombardier Challenger 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. ... Lear Jet was a company which produced business jets for civilian and military use. ...


Both models (Dash-8 and CRJ) have overhead bin storage, lavatories, and a galley. The latest Dash-8 models have an advanced noise canceling system that reduces noise considerably. Bombardier calls Dash-8 aircraft with this system "Q" models (e.g., Dash-8-300 becomes Q300).


These aircraft are selling well in a competitive market and are enabling some less popular routes (sectors in airline parlance) to be profitably served by scheduled air services with relatively low environmental impact at the airports. They have recently mounted and endured some unusual legal battles with a key competitor Embraer of Brazil focused upon allegations of unfair state assistance in export markets. Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronaútica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) (Bovespa: (EMBR3 / EMBR4) is a Brazilian company, founded on August 19th, 1969, by the Brazilian government. ...


The current production amphibious fire-fighting aircraft is the CL-415, and it has a derivative amphibious utility aircraft. The Canadair CL-415 is a Canadian amphibious aircraft purpose-built as a water bomber. ...


Each model is available in different versions:


Business Jets

  • BD-100 Continental
  • BD-700 Global Express

Canadair Regional Jets

  • CRJ-100: 50 seats. Original model; Out of production
  • CRJ-200: 50 seats. Enhanced version of the -100
  • CRJ-700: 64-75 seats. Stretched -200
  • CRJ-900: 86-90 seats. Stretched -700

CSeries

During the development of the EMB-145 series, Bombardier had a plan for an 85-120 seat aircraft. This was the BRJ-X project. Instead of continuing development, the CRJ-900 was built instead. However the shelved project was revived, and reformulated into the CSeries. The Bombardier BRJX, or Bombardier Regional Jet eXpansion, was a project for a larger regional jet than the Canadair Regional Jet. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a small Canadian airliner based originally on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The Bombardier CSeries are a new family of 100-seat regional jets scheduled to enter service about 2010. ...


In July 2004, Bombardier announced its intention of developing a new family of airliners named the CSeries and capable of carrying 110 or 135 passengers. For the first time, Bombardier will be competing directly with the smallest offerings from the much larger Boeing and Airbus Industrie companies. Bombardier expects the aircraft to be available by 2010. In March 2005, Bombardier's board decided to promote the plane to airlines to garner advance orders, which will decide the fate of the project. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, near Seattle, Washington. ... Airbus S.A.S. is a commercial aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, France. ...


In May 2005, Bombardier announced agreements with the Federal Government of Canada, the Provincial Government of Quebec and the Government of the United Kingdom of supports and loans for the C-Series project. Final assembly of the aircraft will be at Mirabel Airport, outside Montreal, Quebec and substantial portions of the aircraft are expected to be constructed at Bombardier facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mirabel Ville (city) in western Quebec northwest of Montreal. ... Please visit and contribute to the Montreal Wikiportal See and add to this ongoing discussion about English Names in Montreal {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is the largest city in and capital of both Northern Ireland and Ulster, and the second largest city on the island of Ireland. ... Northern Ireland is one of four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ...


Q Series Turboprops

The De Havilland Canada Dash 8's latest iteration is the Quiet series. A twin-turbo DHC-8-400 of Flybe on the ground at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England 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. ...

  • Q100: 33-37 seats. Original model
  • Q200: 33-37 seats. Enhanced engines; "Hot/High" version of the -100
  • Q300: 50-56 seats. Stretched -100 series
  • Q400: 68-78 seats. Features 6-blade, low speed props for low noise.

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Bombardier Aerospace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (664 words)
Bombardier Aerospace is a division of the Bombardier group and the third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world.
The aerospace division was launched with the acquisition of Canadair, at the time owned by the Government of Canada and a company that had recorded the then largest loss in history of any Canadian corporation.
In May 2005, Bombardier announced agreements with the Federal Government of Canada, the Provincial Government of Quebec and the Government of the United Kingdom of supports and loans for the C-Series project.
Bombardier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1978 words)
The aerospace arm, Bombardier Aerospace, accounts for over half of the company's revenue and is reportedly the third-largest aircraft manufacturer in the world behind the giants Boeing and Airbus.
Bombardier is a UK Notified Body, under The Railways (Interoperability) (Notified Bodies) Regulations 2000, in one TSI area: rolling stock.
Recently, Bombardier have faced pressure from the media and its own shareholders over its involvement with the People's Republic of China on projects including the controversial Qingzang Railway line into Tibet, to which it is providing passenger carriages.
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