Bombardier Aerospace has quietly started to hire more workers in Montreal and Toronto as the Canadian aircraft manufacturer begins to ramp up production of its new Global 7000. There are eight customer airplanes already in production at Bombardier’s Toronto factory. Global 7000 completions will be done at the company’s facilities in Montreal.
The OEM currently has about 50 open positions related to Global 7000 production and completions listed on its website, but sources cited by news agency Reuters said they expect the company to hire nearly 1,000 people to assemble and outfit the ultra-long-range jets over the next 18 months. An announcement about the stepped-up hiring plans for Global 7000 manufacturing could come as early as tomorrow, according to Reuters’ sources.
“We will confirm our long-term hiring plans in the coming days,” a Bombardier spokesman told AIN. “With the Global 7000 aircraft transitioning from the development phase to production, operations are ramping up on track to meet entry-into-service in [late] 2018.”
Global 7000 production is already sold out through 2021, Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal said last month at the NBAA convention.