Bombardier Names New Suppliers for Global 7000/8000
Today at EBACE, Bombardier said it selected four additional suppliers to the new Global 7000 and 8000 programs. The companies join Cincinnati, Ohio-based General Electric Aviation, which will provide the integrated propulsion system for the aircraft. France’s Aerolia will design and manufacture the center fuselage, marking the first major external order win for the EADS subsidiary. Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies division, will provide the electrical system, auxiliary power unit and wing high-lift system. Meanwhile, Zodiac Aerospace’s French subsidiary Intertechnique will supply the fuel, fuel inerting and oxygen components. And Wayne, Pa.-headquartered Triumph Aerostructures will design and manufacture the high-speed transonic wings, which feature canted winglets, internal flap tracks and a straight leading edge. Bombardier has elected to maintain some parts of the design and manufacturing process in-house, since several components will have a high degree of commonality with its existing Global family. The Canadian airframer will build the forward and aft fuselages, and empennage for the two aircraft. “Montreal will do the front, Mexico will do the rear, and Belfast other components,” said Bassam Sabbagh, vice president and general manager for the Global 7000 and 8000 programs. Entry-into-service date for the Global 7000 is set for 2016, and 2017 for the 8000.