Bombardier inaugurates Global 7000 Centre of Excellence

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce November 20, 2017 13:09

Bombardier inaugurates Global 7000 Centre of Excellence

Bombardier Business Aircraft has inaugurated its $65 million Centre of Excellence, where high-precision completion work for the Global 7000 business jet will take place.

The inauguration marks another timely milestone in the Global 7000 aircraft programme, as completion activities ramp up.

The aircraft programme has four out of five test vehicles in flight, and is on track for entry-into-service during the second half of 2018.

“We are so proud that this meticulous work on the most advanced business jet in the world is being done in Montréal. We have world-class expertise right here, and we want to reach out to that skilled workforce to help us continue shaping the future of business aviation.”

Alain Bellemare, Bombardier’s president and chief executive officer, said: “We are so proud that this meticulous work on the most advanced business jet in the world is being done in Montréal. We have world-class expertise right here, and we want to reach out to that skilled workforce to help us continue shaping the future of business aviation.”

Bellemare was joined by Dominique Anglade, Québec’s deputy premier and minister of economy, science and innovation.

“The government of Québec is proud to support Bombardier in strengthening and giving renewed vitality to the local aerospace industry,” said Anglade. “We are delighted that Bombardier’s Centre of Excellence is offering world-class career opportunities to our local workforce. Moreover, its development, and innovation in general, are part of the four areas of intervention around which the Québec Aerospace Strategy 2016-2026 is articulated.”

Bombardier Business Aircraft employs about 5,500 people in the Greater Montréal area. The business unit is based in Dorval, which is also home to a facility for the interior completion and delivery of the Global family of business jets, and a facility that builds Challenger business jets from start to finish.

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce November 20, 2017 13:09

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