Bombardier's 31 business jet deliveries in the third quarter remained flat from a year ago, but strengthening orders brought backlog to $14.3 billion as of September 30. This year's third-quarter deliveries consisted of four Learjets, 20 Challengers and seven Globals. That brings the year-to-date total to 96 business jet deliveries at the Canadian company, again flat from last year.
Backlog marks an uptick from the $14.1 billion at the end of the second quarter. The aircraft delivered thus far represents 70 percent of the OEM’s planned business aircraft deliveries for the year, said Bombardier (Booth 1200, Static SD45), announcing results Tuesday at NBAA 2018.
“We are seeing strong demand for our Global family,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal, “rivaled only by the continued strong performance of our Challenger franchise, which we estimate outperformed each competitor’s medium-category deliveries by a ratio of five to one or higher in the third quarter.”
At the NBAA 2018 static aircraft display, Bombardier is showing its newly certified (Transport Canada) Global 7500, Global 6000, Challenger 350, Challenger 650, and Learjet 75.
Editor's note: Third quarter 2017 results have been corrected to reflect flat results year-over-year.