Bombardier Introduces Innovator, Investor and F1 Team Owner Toto Wolff as Worldwide Brand Ambassador

MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today introduced Toto Wolff as its worldwide brand ambassador. For many years, Toto has turned to Bombardier jets to quickly, efficiently and smoothly travel between business and motorsport engagements around the world. With this longstanding experience in hand, Toto will support Bombardier through a range of activities and touchpoints.

“Toto is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who embodies the spirit of innovation, excellence, performance and competitiveness that have all become synonymous with Bombardier business jets around the world,” said Éric Martel, President and CEO, Bombardier. “We are particularly proud that Toto’s discerning eye and quality-driven mindset have led him to deepen his ties with Bombardier through this agreement. We look forward to showcasing our capabilities and continuing to promote the Bombardier brand around the world.”

“As a full-range Bombardier customer for over 15 years starting with the Learjet and Challenger Series through to the Global 6000, I appreciate and admire the exceptional level of quality and ceaseless innovation Bombardier stands for,” said Toto Wolff. “Bombardier shares my drive for high-performance, often facilitating it, and I’m looking forward to drawing on my experiences as I represent this fantastic brand around the world”.

Toto will support Challenger and Global business jet products—including the latest, sustainably designed, Challenger 3500 super midsize jet, and the performance leading Global 8000 flagship aircraft—as well as innovative initiatives, such as the recently unveiled Bombardier’s EcoJet Research Project. Toto will also serve to highlight Bombardier’s expanding worldwide service center network, which recently celebrated significant growth milestones in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia, and is poised for further inaugurations this year alone in London, UK and Miami, Florida. More specifically, Toto will focus ambassadorial duties around the service network’s turnkey refresh, refurbishment and upgrade offerings that are now available in more geographies, following facility openings and enhancements.

About Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff is Team Principal, CEO & co-owner of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team. A former racing driver turned investor, Toto started his career by founding a tech-focused venture capital firm in Austria. He entered F1 with an ownership stake in the Williams F1 Team in 2009, before acquiring a 30% stake in the Mercedes-Benz works team in 2013. Toto has led the team, featuring the most successful F1 driver of all-time, Lewis Hamilton, to unprecedented heights, becoming the most successful sports team in the world based on consecutive world championships.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

Bombardier Expands Worldwide Footprint with Grand Opening of New Service Centre in Australia

  • New state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne will further enhance Bombardier’s customer service footprint in Asia-Pacific
  • Melbourne Service Centre will provide quick and efficient maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities for all Bombardier business aircraft, including a parts depot and back shop capabilities
  • An important market for Bombardier, Australia is also part of a comprehensive worldwide aftermarket network expansion

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today announced the grand opening of its new Melbourne Service Centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia. The new facility is a testament to Bombardier’s commitment to the Australian market and establishes a key building block in its growing global customer support network. At full capacity, the new OEM-operated Melbourne Service Centre will add 65 aerospace jobs in the community, including more than 48 highly skilled technicians and boost Bombardier’s customer service footprint in Asia-Pacific by some 50,000 square feet.

Australia is a key market for Bombardier with more than 80 aircraft in its Australian business fleet. Bombardier is also the OEM with the largest percentage of deliveries in Australia, representing 31% of the market (47% for medium and large business jets). This new, highly efficient facility will serve as an important gateway to Asia-Pacific, serving as a key focal point for customers in the region and for future growth prospects of the Bombardier fleet.

“The addition of the Melbourne Service Centre is the latest in a series of worldwide infrastructure investments aimed at enhancing Bombardier’s customer service capacity in line with our 2025 plan,” said Éric Martel, President and CEO, Bombardier. “In the past year, we have added close to one million square feet of service capacity in several key locations, solidifying our plan to bring more Bombardier jets home no matter where they operate.”

Earlier this year, Bombardier enhanced its customer service footprint in Asia-Pacific with the opening of the new Singapore Service Centre. Bombardier will soon celebrate the opening of its enhanced London Biggin Hill Service Centre in the UK, and later this year, will gather to highlight the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Service Centre at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

Customers at the new Melbourne Service Centre will benefit from a variety of service options, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modifications, avionics installations and AOG support for Bombardier’s dynamic family of aircraft – including the newly introduced Global 8000 aircraft, the flagship of a new era. The facility will also boast a 4,000 sq. ft. parts depot.

“The new Melbourne Service Centre brings essential, specialized services for our customers, enabling us to continue to deliver the service excellence they have come to expect from Bombardier,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Services and Support, and Corporate Strategy, Bombardier. “Our new facility will provide infinite benefits, including quick aircraft turnarounds, greater convenience and OEM peace of mind to Bombardier’s growing customer base in Australia.”

The creation of the new facility also underscores the steadfast commitment of the team from the Essendon Fields Airport as well as the Victoria Government, which has supported Bombardier’s development of the service centre and its growth plan.

“Partnering with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of business aircraft for its new facility is evidence of Essendon Fields’ continued investment in creating a centre of excellence for general aviation here in Victoria. There are more business jets based here than anywhere in the country, and Bombardier’s commitment cements Essendon Fields as Australia’s home of business aircraft,’’ said Brendan Pihan, CEO of Essendon Fields.

The new Melbourne Service Centre also aptly illustrates Bombardier’s comprehensive global customer service commitment to provide the best customer service experience in business aviation today.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, visit bombardier.com. Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at businessaircraft.bombardier.com.

Bombardier to Showcase Sustainability Focus and Career Opportunities at Inaugural Volaria Airshow in Mirabel, Québec

  • As a Québec-based company, Bombardier is proud to be a major partner of the family-friendly airshow
  • Long-term career opportunities in the local aerospace industry to be showcased at the event   

MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is proud to be a partner of the inaugural Volaria Airshow in Mirabel, Québec, on September 24-25, 2022. The event will feature aerial performances, aircraft static displays and information on the dynamic aerospace industry in Québec.

“Bombardier is very pleased to support the Volaria Airshow – an event where families can come and see airplanes up close and have a glimpse of the vibrant aerospace sector in Québec. We look forward to showcasing to a larger audience the ingenuity that Bombardier is recognized for and its sustainability actions,” said Ève Laurier, Vice President Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs. “You never know when you will spark a passion, which may one day become a fascinating career.”

The Volaria festival celebrates the rich history of the Québec aerospace industry – a history in which Bombardier plays an essential role, as the original equipment manufacturer celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Driven by the spirit of innovation, Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets.

Bombardier is proudly supporting the event as a Gold Partner with several initiatives. The new Challenger 3500 aircraft, accompanied by a flight crew, will be on static display. As market leader in the super mid-size business jet segment, Challenger aircraft are assembled and delivered in Dorval, Québec. Bombardier is proud that the Challenger program generates hundreds of well-paying jobs at the heart of Québec’s world-class aeronautics sector, and to contribute significantly to the local economy through Bombardier’s 8,000 employees in Québec and its many suppliers.

The Volaria festival has been acknowledged as carbon neutral with the support of sponsorships, including Bombardier. Carbon offsets will be used to compensate for the GHG emissions associated with the event, demonstrating Bombardier’s commitment to sustainability and to the industry’s environmental goals. To further illustrate the company’s innovative and forward-looking ingenuity, Bombardier will highlight its EcoJet research program that aims to reduce the environmental footprint of business aviation. As part of the EcoJet research project, Bombardier will showcase a scale model of an integrated wing-fuselage representing an intermediate business aircraft. This prototype allows for flight testing of unconventional aircraft configurations that could significantly reduce fuel consumption in the years to come.

In addition to showcasing its products and innovations at Volaria, Bombardier is also on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals who want to design and build the world’s best business jets. More than 500 positions with varying levels of qualifications are available across Bombardier in Canada, with a large portion of them in the Montréal area. As part of their ongoing recruitment efforts, Bombardier representatives will be on site at a job fair presented by Aéro Montréal to discuss employment and career opportunities with Volaria attendees.

More information on the Volaria Airshow is available online (website in French only). For additional information on career opportunities at Bombardier, visit the Careers section of our website.

About Bombardier         
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, visit bombardier.com. Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at businessaircraft.bombardier.com

Bombardier Celebrates Entry-into-service of Challenger 3500 Launch Customer Aircraft

  • Built on the best-selling super mid-size platform, the Challenger 3500 aircraft combines a luxury cabin experience with performance, reliability, best-in-class operating costs and a smooth ride in a single market-leading package
  • Aircraft’s advanced features ensure Bombardier’s competitive advantage and continued leadership in its segment
  • Aircraft will be on static display at NBAA 2022 in Orlando, Florida as it begins demonstration operations

MONTREAL, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier announced today that its new award-winning Challenger 3500 business jet, destined for the program’s launch customer, Les Goldberg, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Technology Partners, has entered into service. Mr. Goldberg, a long-time Bombardier customer, was previously announced as the launch customer for the new super mid-size aircraft at NBAA 2021 and will take ownership of the aircraft later this year.

The latest evolution in the highly successful Challenger lineage, the Challenger 3500 aircraft offers many of the features of the company’s ultra-luxurious Global family as standard equipment, including Bombardier’s stylish and exclusive Nuage seat. The aircraft’s advanced design also prioritizes passenger wellness, with a dramatically lower cabin-pressure altitude that engenders a more pervasive sense of comfort and well-being.

“Our Challenger 3500 business jet is clearly the right aircraft for today. Customers are impressed by the aircraft’s elevated experience, from the comfort and sustainability of its cabin to cost efficiency to reliability. And our teams have done an amazing job delivering this aircraft to market in less than a year since it was launched,” said Éric Martel, President and CEO, Bombardier. “We congratulate Mr. Goldberg on being an early adopter of this ground-breaking aircraft, and we are delighted to share this proud milestone with him.”

The Challenger 3500 aircraft further adds to its string of innovations with the industry’s first voice-controlled cabin to manage lighting, temperature and entertainment systems, the first wireless chargers throughout the cabin and the only 24-inch, 4K display in its class. The technologically advanced Challenger 3500 flight deck includes a standard-equipped auto throttle system and offers the most baseline features in its class.

The next-generation Challenger 3500 business jet has been garnering accolades since the program was launched in September 2021. In April 2022, the aircraft won one of the most sought-after international distinctions for design and innovation excellence, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award.

“As a previous owner of a Challenger 350 business jet, I can say with confidence that Bombardier has hit all the right notes in creating a next-generation aircraft. The cabin interior is spectacular, and I appreciate the added comfort and productivity that these new features will bring to our worldwide travels. I’m very proud that Entertainment Technology Partners is right at the start of this exciting next chapter in the Challenger evolution,” said Mr. Goldberg.

In line with Bombardier’s commitment to the environment, the Challenger 3500 aircraft is designed and manufactured with sustainability in mind. It is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment to have an Environmental Product Declaration published, documenting the aircraft’s environmental footprint over its lifecycle. In the cabin, a range of high-end, environmentally friendly choices make it possible for customers to opt for up-cycled fabrics, alternative types of wood and natural fibre-based materials without compromising style or comfort. The aircraft also allows flight crews to optimize fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, using a unique eco app, a first in the business aviation industry.

Bombardier’s iconic Challenger family – the best-selling super mid-size platform for the past seven years – is the platform of choice among top corporate flight departments and charter operators worldwide. Attendees of NBAA 2022 are welcome to come visit the newly delivered Challenger 3500 aircraft in person where it will be on static display in Orlando, Florida from October 18-20.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles. 

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

Bombardier Announces the Winners of its 2021 Diamond Supplier Program

  • Diamond certification granted to suppliers who demonstrated outstanding operational performance and competitiveness in 2021
  • This is the fourth consecutive year Bombardier has awarded suppliers with this program

Bombardier has awarded 18 of its suppliers with the prestigious Diamond certification, recognizing them for their excellence in operational performance standards for 2021, as well as for their commitment to continuous improvement. Bombardier presented the awards for outstanding effort to its Diamond Suppliers during a ceremony in Montréal today.

“Our business partners are key to our continued success, as they help us in delivering the world’s best business jets to the market,” said Shauna Gamble, Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier. “I want to congratulate the 18 winners of our 2021 Diamond Supplier program and for working collaboratively with us and pursuing continuous improvement in light of challenges observed around the world.”

“Through the Bombardier Diamond Supplier program, we establish a common definition of excellence, contributing to building a strong and long-term relationship with our valued suppliers,” said Paul Sislian, Executive Vice President, Operations, Bombardier. “We are particularly proud that eight of the winners are Quebec-based, as we continue to support the local aerospace sector and expand our capabilities.”

Suppliers are recognized across three categories – Production, Indirect goods and services, and Aftermarket. Bombardier Diamond Suppliers have met the operational performance and competitiveness levels needed to qualify in these specific categories for the calendar year 2021. These suppliers are:

Production: 

  • Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation
  • FACC Operations
  • Groupe Meloche
  • Placeteco
  • Plastiques Flexibülb
  • Sealth Aero Marine
  • ShinMaywa Industries, Aircraft Division
  • Techno Aerospace
  • Indirect goods and services:
  • AAA-Canada
  • Accenture
  • Avis Budget Group
  • Axiscades Technology Canada
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • MSB, Ressources Globales Aero
  • NTT DATA Inc.
  • Tech Mahindra Limited

Aftermarket:

  • Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation
  • Rolls-Royce Business Aviation, Customers and Services Division

The world-class performance and competitiveness of Bombardier business aircraft and the company’s track record of excellence and innovation are achieved through the collaborative efforts with suppliers and by building valued partnerships based on trust and respect. For more information about this program, please visit Bombardier’s Diamond Supplier program web page.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, visit bombardier.com. Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at businessaircraft.bombardier.com.

Bombardier’s New Challenger 3500 Business Jet Wins Another Prestigious Design Award

  • Bombardier’s Challenger 3500 business jet earned “Grand Winner” honor from the 15th edition of the Grands Prix du Design
  • New aircraft offers innovative technology features from cockpit to cabin that further define the Challenger’s leadership status
  • The Challenger 3500 aircraft is the industry’s leading super mid-size business jet

Bombardier is proud to announce that its newest business jet, the Challenger 3500 aircraft, has been honored as the “Grand Winner” in the Industrial Design / Automotive & Transportation category at the 15th edition of the “Grands Prix du Design.” The international award recognizes excellence in design and celebrates the talented professionals who inspire through their creative vision. 

“I am delighted that the new Challenger 3500 aircraft has once again been recognized for its innovative and exceptional cabin design,” said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier. “Our talented team at Bombardier designed and crafted the industry-leading Challenger 3500 business jet for our discerning customers, offering them what they look for most in a business jet – an unprecedented cabin experience.”

Launched in 2021, the Challenger 3500 business jet is the industry’s best super mid-size jet and the latest evolution of Bombardier’s best-selling Challenger platform. The new Challenger 3500 aircraft introduces a redesigned cabin interior unlike any other in a medium-category business jet, combining intelligent and sustainable cabin features that offer the ultimate in comfort and function. The Challenger 3500 business jet includes Bombardier’s exclusive and patented Nuage seat as part of the aircraft’s standard configuration. Other new baseline features include the industry’s first voice-controlled cabin to manage lighting, temperature and entertainment systems, the first wireless chargers available throughout the cabin, and the only 24-inch, 4K display in its class. In the cockpit, Bombardier introduced a standard-equipped autothrottle system to the Challenger 3500 flight deck.

As a further example of Bombardier’s innovative spirit and its commitment to the environment, the next-generation Challenger 3500 aircraft was conceived through a sustainable lens. The Challenger 3500 aircraft is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment to have an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which discloses fully transparent environmental information about a product’s life cycle, such as CO2 emissions, noise, water consumption and other key environmental impact indicators. In addition to the EPD, customers are given the option to choose from a selection of high-end sustainable materials for the cabin.

This year’s Grands Prix du Design winners in the Product, Interior Design and Communication and Branding categories were announced at a gala ceremony in Québec City on September 16, 2022.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, visit bombardier.com

Bombardier Defense Delivers High-performance Global Aircraft to the U.S. Air Force Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Program

  • Aircraft delivery is the first as part of an order from the USAF, announced in June 2021, to modify up to six Global 6000 business jetsThe 2021 contract, representing a potential total value of close to $465 million U.S., included an immediate firm order for one Global 6000 aircraft with subsequent additional firm orders announced in April 2022
  • Bombardier Global business jets have become a go-to platform for special missions around the world, thanks to their speed, payload capacity, built-in power redundancy, reliability and endurance

WICHITA, Texas, Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today announced that its Defense division, along with its U.S. subsidiary Learjet Inc., delivered a Global aircraft in special mission configuration to the U.S. Air Force Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) program based at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

“The defense sector is a key pillar of Bombardier’s future as our ultra-reliable and high-performing platforms are best suited to house and operate complex mission equipment,” said Éric Martel, President and CEO of Bombardier. “We are proud that our jets and know-how are being increasingly recognized around the world in this sphere, and this delivery is a milestone, first of its kind since appointing Wichita as the home base for Bombardier Defense.”

The latest delivery, a Global 6000 aircraft, is the first mission-configured aircraft to be supplied under a contract for up to six modified Global 6000 aircraft, announced in June 2021 and which represents a potential total value of up to $464.8-million USD (the “2021 contract”). Bombardier has already delivered four Global aircraft to the BACN program under previous agreements. Under the 2021 contract, the USAF has confirmed firm orders for three Global 6000 aircraft, with the next two deliveries expected in 2022 and 2023. The USAF has announced its potential to purchase an additional aircraft each year through 2025 under the 2021 contract.

“The BACN program reduces communication issues associated with incompatible systems, adverse terrain, and distance. BACN increases interoperability which results in forces that execute faster, more reliably, and with less risk to the warfighter. The delivery of 21-9045 is the pivotal first step to advancing the mission this program provides.” – Lt Col Eric Inkenbrandt

As part of the critical BACN program, Bombardier’s Global aircraft serve as high-altitude communications gateways, relaying or bridging voice and data between air and surface forces and handily surmounting traditional obstacles such as mountains, rough terrain or distance. Dubbed “Wi-Fi in the sky” by the USAF, BACN-equipped Global aircraft are referred to as the E-11A fleet.

“We are proud to be able to showcase the versatility of our Global business jets and our expertise here in the U.S. to support the type of high-altitude, endurance missions required by the elite BACN program,” said Steve Patrick, Vice President, Bombardier Defense. “Our best-in-class Global aircraft platform offers the complete package–proven reliability, significant payload capacity, ample available power, and the highest degree of stability to support sensitive equipment. This, along with top notch design, manufacturing and certification expertise required to carry out modifications makes Bombardier Global aircraft the optimal choice for conversion to specialized assets.”

In April 2022, Bombardier designated its Wichita site as its new U.S. Headquarters and launched Bombardier Defense as strategic expansion of its existing Specialized Aircraft division.

Engineers and technicians at Bombardier Defense in Wichita, Kansas perform the complex engineering and modification work on green Global 6000 aircraft to support the BACN installation, while teams at the Bombardier site in Tucson, Arizona complete the interiors and perform the exterior painting work.

More than 550 Bombardier Global, Challenger and Learjet business aircraft are currently performing specialized missions worldwide, from securing airspace, borders and infrastructure to head-of-state transport and humanitarian assistance including long-range medical evacuations.

Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements based on current expectations, including, without limitation, statements relating to future deliveries and orders of aircraft and total realizable contract value. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to important known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Please refer to our note on “Forward-Looking Statements” contained in our latest published quarterly report.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

Bombardier Reports Strong Second Quarter 2022 Results, Increases Full-Year Free Cash Flow Guidance and Reaffirms Guidance on Other Metrics

  • Raised 2022 full-year guidance on free cash flow(1), now expected to be greater than
  • $515 million for the year vs greater than $50 million, based on stronger working capital performance and increased interest cost savings from accelerated deleveraging; reaffirmed guidanceon aircraft deliveries, revenues and profitability metrics(2).
  • Revenues of $1.6 billion for the second quarter reflect 28 aircraft deliveries and a 22% year-over-year aftermarket revenue increase to $359 million. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) for the second quarter rose to $201 million, a 41% year-over-year improvement driven by continued progress on strategic priorities. Adjusted EBITDA margin(3) rose 350 bps year-over-year to 12.9%. Reported EBIT from continuing operations for the second quarter was $101 million. 
  • Strong free cash flow(1) generation of $341 million from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2022, representing an improvement of $250 million year-over-year and tracking ahead of plan. Reported cash flow from operating activities for the second quarter was $422 million and net additions to PP&E and intangible assets were $81 million.
  • Strong order intake resulted in second quarter unit book-to-bill(4) of 1.8 and 37% year-over-year increase in order backlog to $14.7 billion. 
  • Balance sheet strengthening through progress on deleveraging with $373 million debt reduction during the second quarter of 2022 using cash on hand. Adjusted liquidity(1) stands strong at $1.8 billion with cash and cash equivalents of $1.4 billion.
  • Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Bombardier’s corporate family and senior unsecured notes rating to B3. Outlook maintained as stable.
  • Successful launch of the Global 8000 business jet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2022, setting new standards in speed, range, and comfort.

All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Amounts in tables are in millions, unless otherwise indicated.

Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) announced today strong financial results for the second quarter of 2022, marked by continued steady demand for new aircraft, strong aftermarket performance, robust free cash flow generation, and one of the industry’s highest backlogs. Bombardier raised its full-year guidance on free cash flow, now expected to be better than the previously communicated target, and reaffirmed guidance on aircraft deliveries, revenues and profitability metrics.

“It’s been a fantastic second quarter for us – strong demand for business jets has carried through and our team has converted opportunities to grow our backlog significantly,” said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our performance on free cash flow has demonstrated that we have set the right foundation to be cash positive and deliver on our commitments. We have also strengthened our balance sheet to further enhance our resilience and predictability.”

“Leading business indicators and market demand are still driving in a positive direction, giving us confidence that we can achieve our objectives,” added Martel. “Supply chain pressure is contributing to keeping our aircraft delivery ramp up at a conservative and steady pace, in line with our 2025 projections.”

Solid Second Quarter 2022 Financial Performance

Bombardier’s order backlog rose by 37% year-over-year to $14.7 billion, with a unit book-to-bill(4) of 1.8 for the second quarter, indicating continued high demand and strong order intake. Revenues of $1.6 billion for the second quarter reflect 28 aircraft deliveries and a 22% year-over-year aftermarket revenue increase to $359 million.

This past quarter saw Bombardier continue its margin expansion and reach an adjusted EBITDA of $201 million. Driven by continued progress on strategic priorities, this represents a 41% increase year-over-year.

Following the strong performance in the first half of 2022, Bombardier is revising its original 2022 free cash flow(1) guidance to greater than $515 million from greater than $50 million due to stronger working capital performance and increased interest cost savings from accelerated deleveraging. The company reaffirms its original guidance on aircraft deliveries to exceed 120 units, revenues to exceed $6.5 billion, adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA to greater than $375 million and greater than $825 million respectively.

Following the first half results, as well as actions towards debt repayments, the company’s adjusted liquidity remains strong at approximately $1.8 billion, which includes cash and cash equivalents of $1.4 billion as well as $0.4 billion of cash collateral supporting various bank guarantees which is included in restricted cash in the Interim consolidated statement of financial position as at June 30, 2022.

In regard to debt reduction, Bombardier paid off $373 million of debt in the second quarter of 2022, which brings Bombardier’s year-to-date debt repayment up to $773 million using cash on hand.

“Our ability to execute our plan was externally recognized, most notably with Moody’s upgrade to our credit rating,” said Martel. “I am particularly proud of this achievement as it underscores that we are making the right financial decisions around order backlog, margin expansion, free cash flow generation, and debt repayment.”

Service Facility Expansions on Track

Bombardier aftermarket services business continues to grow steadily, with planned expansions to the company’s services infrastructure advancing as planned, including this year’s first inauguration of the newly enhanced service centre in Singapore, which took place on June 30, 2022. The company is in the process of expanding its service facilities in London-Biggin Hill, U.K., as well as Miami, Florida. To add to this, it is inaugurating a brand new site in Melbourne, Australia later this year.

“We stand well placed with our services infrastructure expansion. The network’s stable and recurring revenues continue to have a positive impact on our financial performance and contribute towards accelerating our debt reduction strategy,” added Martel.

Achieved Product Development Milestones

In May 2022, Bombardier unveiled updates and enhancements on its ongoing Global 8000 aircraft development. During the first public presentation of the aircraft at EBACE in Geneva, the company announced that the jet is expected to enter into service in 2025 and provided updated aircraft specifications. The new jet, which is the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business aircraft, will now boast an industry-leading range of 8,000 nautical miles, an industry-leading top speed of Mach 0.94 and the only true, four-zone cabin for an aircraft with this range. The introduction of the new Global 8000 aircraft has been a carefully planned investment that further strengthens Bombardier’s impressive portfolio of industry-defining business jets. Development to date has been included in previously disclosed investment figures. All further development costs will be included in Bombardier’s net additions to PP&E and intangibles, which remains in line with its 2025 objectives.

Flight testing and certification activities for the Challenger 3500 aircraft continue to progress on schedule, with the launch customer aircraft on track for entry into service in the third quarter of 2022. The aircraft’s Autothrottle System received Transport Canada Certification in April 2022. In May 2022, Bombardier published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the jet. Following Bombardier’s recent groundwork on making the Global 7500 aircraft the first business jet ever to receive an EPD, the Challenger 3500 aircraft is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment with such a declaration.

About Bombardier 

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their
cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

Bombardier Inaugurates Quadruple-sized Singapore Service Centre, the Largest OEM business aviation facility in Asia Pacific

  • Massive expansion includes a complete suite of maintenance and modification capabilities with enhanced full-service interior finishing capacity, including a brand-new environmentally-controlled paint facility and 24/7 parts depot
  • Additional features include essential amenities such as exceptional customer office and lounge facilities and ground handling services
  • With sustainability at its core, the new LEED Silver certified facility includes new solar panel installations, electric vehicle charging and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) availability

SINGAPORE, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today announced the grand opening of its newly transformed Singapore Service Centre, the largest OEM business aviation maintenance facility in Asia Pacific. A key jewel of the next major investments in Bombardier’s growing worldwide customer service footprint, the newly expanded facility features substantially enhanced service capabilities for its growing fleet of LearjetChallenger and Global aircraft operators. The facility will also accommodate Bombardier’s newly launched Global 8000 business jet when it enters into service in 2025.

Located at the growing Seletar Aerospace Park, the Singapore Service Centre, which opened in 2014, has more than quadrupled its current footprint from 70,000 sq. ft. (6,500 m2) to approximately 290,000 sq. ft. (27,000 m2). The massive expansion introduces exceptional new customer facilities for business jet operators, including a full-service, environmentally-controlled paint facility, advanced interior finishing capabilities, with key support functions, such as engineering, sales and customer support and an expanded portfolio of component, repair and overhaul (CR&O) services. This also includes the option for Global aircraft customers to lease BR710 engines from Rolls Royce stored on site, significantly reducing downtime and costs.

The expansion also adds sought-after new heavy structural and composite repair capabilities as well as an integrated parts depot that will serve the site and the region, adding more than US$15 million in additional parts inventory. The expanded Singapore Service Centre is expected to support more than 2,000 business jet visits annually.

“With this major expansion, the Singapore Service Centre will provide infinite benefits, including quicker aircraft turnarounds, greater convenience and peace of mind to Bombardier’s growing customer base in Asia,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Services and Support, and Corporate Strategy, Bombardier. “Customers can also enjoy access to the complete range of OEM customer service and support at their doorstep. This is truly a special day for Bombardier and our growing aftermarket network.”

Bombardier’s steadfast commitment to an environmentally respectful approach to its design and project development is an essential part of the newly transformed Singapore Service Centre. Bombardier has installed solar panels on the facility’s roofs as well as its carpark structures to reduce energy consumption, which translates to 15% of the site’s annual electricity demand.

Other important green initiatives include the use of building management systems, insulation, LED lighting, low flow plumbing fixtures and automated water reticulation for improved water conservation and enhanced energy efficiency. The building design also achieved Singapore’s Green Mark Gold and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Silver LEED Green Building certifications. And while the reduction in energy, water and material resource usage reduces environmental impact, it also enhances indoor environmental quality for better health and well-being of customers and employees while delivering highly efficient, responsible operations.

Bombardier has also received its first batch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from its partner, Shell Aviation, offering business aviation operators an environmentally-friendly fuel option at Seletar Airport – building on Bombardier’s commitment reduce the environmental footprint of business aviation worldwide.

This impressive expansion also highlights the addition of Jetex’s world-class FBO and ground handling system at the facility. This outstanding FBO provides operators and passengers with seamless service from arrival to departure as part of Bombardier’s commitment to offering an exceptional customer experience.

The development of the Singapore Service Centre is a shining example of how Bombardier is enhancing the accessibility of its OEM expertise for customers worldwide and redefining its position as a leader in aftermarket services in Asia Pacific, a pivotal part of its growing global network. Other important expansions include new service facilities at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and in Melbourne, Australia; expanded service capabilities at the London Service Centre at Biggin Hill airport; the continued development of a service facility in Berlin, Germany; and new products and services for customers, including important innovations in Bombardier’s customer service digital transformation.

The Singapore Service Centre currently employs more than 200 staff, including more than 160 licensed engineers and technicians and is in process of adding more than 50 additional staff. Bombardier also recently introduced a new apprenticeship program in Singapore to ensure a strong grassroots aerospace pipeline is firmly in place, training the engineering professionals of tomorrow.

The expansion of the Singapore Service Centre illustrates Bombardier’s comprehensive global customer service commitment to provide the best customer service experience in business aviation today.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, visit bombardier.com

Bombardier Announces IAMAW Local 712 Members Working in Dorval and Saint-Laurent, Québec, Ratify New 5-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement

MONTRÉAL, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is pleased to announce that IAMAW Local 712 members, working in Dorval and Saint-Laurent, Québec, have voted in favor of ratifying a new 5-year collective bargaining agreement.

The company is pleased with the results of the vote and is committed to working closely with IAMAW Local 712 member employees and their union leadership to maintain its position as an industry leader.

The ratification of the new collective agreement demonstrates a mutual engagement toward a successful future for both Bombardier’s employees as well as the sites in the Montréal area where IAMAW Local 712 member employees work. Bombardier firmly believes that the success of the company resides in the quality of its products as well as in its experienced and engaged employees.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in special-mission roles.

Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China, and an Australian facility opening in 2022.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, visit bombardier.com. Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at businessaircraft.bombardier.com. Follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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