Bombardier Lands Major C Series Suppliers

 - March 24, 2009, 10:23 AM

Bombardier announced today that it has added three “key” European suppliers to the C Series program, namely Alenia Aeronautica of Italy, Fokker Elmo of the Netherlands and Goodrich Actuation Systems of the UK.

Alenia has agreed to provide the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully equipped with hydraulic, electrical and flight control systems, lights and antennas.

Fokker Elmo has taken responsibility for the design and production of the entire wiring and interconnection system. The company also signed on to design and build all flight test and instrumentation wiring required during the airplane’s certification.
Finally, Goodrich Actuation has agreed to design and produce the flap and slat actuation systems.

“We are currently reviewing quotations and proposals from a wide range of potential suppliers, including other European suppliers,” said Bombardier Commercial Aircraft vice president of programs Benjamin Boehm.

Scheduled for certification in 2013, the C Series drew its first firm order earlier this month, when Deutsche Lufthansa signed a purchase agreement for thirty 115-seat C100s, the smaller of the two-member family that also includes the 130- to 145-seat CS300. Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Airlines expects first delivery in 2014.