Montréal-Mirabel International Airport

November 12, 2009 - 7:31pm

The future of Bombardier Aerospace’s commercial airline business might well hinge on what becomes of the product starting to take shape at the company’s new manufacturing complex at Mirabel near Montreal, Canada, dedicated to the C Series airliner.

October 1, 2009 - 8:46am

The future of Bombardier Aerospace’s airline business might well hinge on what becomes of the final product that emerges from last month’s official ground breaking of a new complex in Mirabel, Canada, dedicated to the C Series airliner.

September 17, 2009 - 6:30am

The fortunes of Bombardier Aerospace’s regional jet business received a considerable boost today as American Airlines announced the signing of a letter of intent for 22 CRJ700s.

September 16, 2009 - 10:49am
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The future of Bombardier Aerospace’s commercial airline business might well hinge on what becomes of the final product that emerges from yesterday’s official ground breaking of a new complex in Mirabel, Canada, dedicated to the C Series airliner.

July 6, 2009 - 11:51am

Bell Helicopter on July 1 announced that it received FAA and Transport Canada certification for its long awaited Bell 429 light twin. Deliveries of the twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207DI-powered, $4.865 million (2007 dollars) helicopter are scheduled to begin later this month. Bell holds more than 300 customer purchase letters of intent for the 429 and is in the process of converting them to firm orders.

June 30, 2009 - 11:59am

By the time you read this, it is likely that Bell Helicopter will have received Transport Canada type certification for its twin-turbine Bell 429 light helicopter. Though not quite as likely, the FAA might also have validated Transport Canada’s TC, since the U.S. agency has been following the process closely.

June 16, 2009 - 6:47am

Manufacturing workers at Bell Helicopter near Fort Worth, Texas, went on strike Monday for the first time in more than two decades in part to protect the jobs of 44 janitors whose work the company wants to outsource. On the Web site for United Auto Workers Local 218, the union said its members would remain on strike until at least June 21.

June 8, 2009 - 5:29am

The firm order placed by Deutsche Lufthansa late this past winter for 30 Bombardier CS100 airliners not only gave the much-maligned C Series its first confirmed customer, it granted the executives at Bombardier Commercial Airplanes (Chalets A365, A366) some measure of vindication after eight months of persistent questions about whether the program would ever yield a prototype.

March 30, 2009 - 10:34am
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It took eight months of waiting since its industrial launch, but the C Series finally drew its first firm orders this month, putting to rest gathering speculation by industry observers that the airplane might never materialize.

July 29, 2008 - 11:59am

As analysts and pundits debated the merits and launch prospects of Bombardier’s C Series airliner, the Canadian manufacturer quietly went about its business readying yet another version of its CRJ series for first flight.

 
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