Canada

March 26, 2008 - 11:27am

Simulator maker CAE last month announced that Bombardier has awarded the company the simulation development contract for the CRJ900 regional jet and upgrades to four CRJ700 simulators. In addition, Calgary-based airline WestJet has agreed to purchase a Boeing 737-700 flight simulator for installation at the airline’s training facility.

February 23, 2008 - 4:05pm
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CHC Helicopter Corp., the world’s largest provider of helicopter services to the offshore oil and gas industry, is to be sold for $3.7 billion in what company officials described as “the largest oilfield services buyout ever.”

January 31, 2008 - 11:02am

Bombardier Aerospace president Pierre Beaudoin on Tuesday told attendees at a meeting of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal that he believes the robust market for business jets will continue despite economic fears in the U.S.

January 31, 2008 - 11:02am

Bombardier Aerospace president Pierre Beaudoin on Tuesday told attendees at a meeting of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal that he believes the robust market for business jets will continue despite economic fears in the U.S.

January 15, 2008 - 6:28am

Corporate analysts are carefully monitoring the possible implications of any new or modified Bombardier business and financial strategies under new CEO Paul Tellier, who took over from Robert Brown in mid-January. He assumed office last month just as Moody’s Investors Service downgraded long-term debt ratings of Bombardier Inc., Bombardier Capital (BC) and Bombardier Capital Funding.

January 4, 2008 - 11:35am

Suffering from a sluggish market for its business jets and an uncertain environment for its regional jets, Bombardier Inc. abruptly replaced president and CEO Robert Brown with Paul Tellier, 63, a Bombardier director since 1997 and president of Canadian National Railway for the past decade.

January 3, 2008 - 4:42am

Dell Canada has partnered with Bombardier Aerospace to provide computer notebook technology to manage maintenance operations for Challenger 605s.

Bombardier will provide a Dell Latitude D530 notebook with every new aircraft ordered. The computer will be equipped with custom maintenance application software and will be used by aircraft maintenance technicians to perform time-saving troubleshooting operations.

December 27, 2007 - 6:53am

Bombardier’s bottom line last year was bolstered by “solid” demand for its business jets, and the company said it plans to increase production to ease record backlogs. In its third-quarter FY2007 results released in late November, the Canadian company saw pre-tax profits reach $201 million, compared with $105 million during the same period last year.

November 29, 2007 - 12:25pm

Bombardier’s bottom line was bolstered by “solid” demand for its business jets, and the company said it plans to increase production to ease record backlogs. Additionally, the Canadian company said that the Bombardier and Beaudoin families’ management dynasty will continue, with the appointment of Pierre Beaudoin as president and CEO of Bombardier, effective June 4. Pierre’s father, Laurent Beaudoin, remains chairman of the board.

November 13, 2007 - 11:02am

Ron Joyce, cofounder of coffee chain Tim Hortons, was one of eight passengers on board a three-and-a-half-week-old Bombardier Global 5000 (registration C-GXPR) that crashed while landing Sunday afternoon on the private airstrip of a resort community on the Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia, Canada. Neither the passengers nor the two crewmembers were injured when Joyce’s large-cabin jet landed short in a patch of gravel.

 
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