Bombardier Passenger Aircraft:
Bombardier Aircraft presently employs over 68,000 people and is regarded as a transportation leader. They manufacture not just high-class planes but also trains and are known for their dedication to quality and comfort.
Bombardier’s headquarters are in Montreal, Canada, and the company has locations in 28 countries worldwide. They have publicly traded shares and reported revenues of over 16 billion US dollars at the end of 2018.
Bombardier Aviation is a company that creates, manufactures, and supports aircraft. Around 28,000 people work for this company, specialising in business and regional aircraft and training and support solutions.
Bombardier was founded on January 28, 1916, by a group of Swiss pioneers as a Swiss logging company. A year later, the group formally changed the name to Bombardier Inc. After three years of financial difficulties, the company relocated to Montreal in 1917.
During World War I, the company produced aircraft parts for the British military and railway equipment for the Canadians. After the war, the company diversified into aircraft manufacture with the arrival of the Canadair company and Canadair Financial. In 1938, the company merged with the Canadian Car and Foundry, which led to the establishment of the modern-day Bombardier Transportation company.
Bombardier started manufacturing trains in 1966, and it has been a leader in the field ever since.
The Manufacturing Process:
Most business aircraft, such as the Global 6000 and the Global 8000, are assembled in Wichita, Kansas. However, the Global 6000 will be produced in Mexico.
The Global 7000, whose ground-breaking ceremony took place on May 23, 2013, is known as the second-largest business jet in the world. It has a range of 6,700 nautical miles and can reach heights of 18,700 feet.
The Global 8000’s debut took place on March 6, 2014. Its range is 8,500 nautical miles. The Global 8000, like the Global 6000, is equipped with an 8-cylinder engine.
Mike Macht, who was appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier in October 2018, has been in the aviation industry for almost two decades.
What Is a Bombardier Plane?
Bombardier designs, manufacture and sells transportation solutions. These aircraft are used worldwide, and the company uses two names in their aircraft; both share the same name, but there are two different products for each company.
Bombardier Aerospace designs and manufactures high-end business and commercial aircraft, such as business jets, corporate jets, and regional and business aircraft. Bombardier Business Aircraft manufactures aircraft, including the Challenger 650, Challenger 350, Global 6000, Global 7000, Global 8000, and Global 9500.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft designs, manufacture, and sells regional aircraft, such as the CRJ1000, CRJ1000 NextGen, and CRJ900. Bombardier is one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world.
Bombardier Planes Around the World:
Bombardier Aircraft currently has 11,000+ planes in service around the world. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft division alone has over 1,000 in service, and this number is expected to increase to 2,500 planes in the next ten years.
The planes are primarily sold to airlines worldwide, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Lufthansa, and Air India.
Among these companies, there are approximately 60 Bombardier planes in operation in the US. Their planes are used for domestic travel within America and on flights to Europe, Asia, Africa, and other places around the world.
However, the newest addition to their fleet is the Embraer 190 and their upcoming order for up to 90 new C Series planes.
In total, Bombardier has over 100 aircraft, all of which are in service.
Types of Aircraft Produced by Bombardier:
Bombardier’s aircraft currently range in size from the CRJ 550 to the 110-seat C Series and from the CRJ700 to the ultra-long-range Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets.
Over the years, Bombardier has focused on creating planes that are friendly and safe. They all come equipped with various safety features, including head-up displays, flight management systems, and automatic weather surveillance.
Bombardier has maintained a strong presence in the market by keeping up with customer demand. Since December 2017, Bombardier has delivered 946 planes to customers around the world.
For instance, the newest Canadair Challenger 300 aircraft were launched at the Farnborough Airshow in 2018.
What makes Bombardier great?
A few things make Bombardier the company it is:
• Canada-based company with factories across North America
• In 18 months, Bombardier returns $300 million to the government
• Bombardier provides jobs and employment to workers in more than 30 countries
• Bombardier is the third-largest business aircraft manufacturer
The company was founded in 1867 and had a rich history of excellence. This is due in part to the process that the company uses to design, test, and build their planes. Bombardier has performed over two million flight tests in its history. Bombardier has sold over 20,000 planes all over the world. They also hold many patents that they have filed, which will ensure that their planes will always be designed for the newest technologies and improvements.
Bombardier: A Sustainable Company:
The company invests in renewable energy and aims to produce 30% of its total fleet with alternative energy by 2020. It also works on improving efficiency across its manufacturing process, specifically its internal engineering activities.
As a result of these improvements, the company announced in 2017 that it would be making a return on its previously spent investments from a project by 2020. As the article from Business Insider reveals, Bombardier has an 8.6% return on their $7.2 billion dollar investment in the making of Bombardier Global 7000 business aircraft.
Many projects have been going on with a special focus on reducing its carbon footprint that Bombardier invested in.
The minimum runway length for the Bombardier LRJ700 aircraft jet to take of and land is 1600 metres. It can land on short runways, but a speed brake(spoiler) needs to be activated. For more information about runway requirements click here.
My experience with Bombardier aircraft:
The Bombardier aircraft cockpit is very similar to the Boeing cockpit. That is because it has all the instruments found in Boeing aircraft. However, when using the throttle for take-off, it accelerates very fast, but for landing, when the plane touches the ground, it slows very fast after you reverse the throttle to idle. I did not need to use the speed brake unless the runway is very short.
The Bombardier Learjet 45 only have seat belt switch sign, and the LRJ700 have switches for seat belt and non-smoking. I noticed the Learjet 45 doesn’t have an overhead panel and the controls are all in the front instrument panel, but the LRJ700 has overhead panel switches. The overhead panel is not as detailed as larger aircraft.
After taking off, I have to keep the aircraft at a level so I can use the autopilot. Both aircraft have voice indicators when approaching the runway. Like Boeing aircraft, if you dive the nose down or if you are too low above the ground, the voice indicator will remind you, so you have to take control of the aircraft to prevent it from crashing on the ground. If the plane travels very fast, you get over speed warning message, so reduce the thrust halfway.
When I retract the landing gear up, the wheel is visible on LRJ700. That is because there is no landing gear door, but on Learjet 45, there is a landing gear door. I can hear the landing gear and flap noise when I extend it or retract. On the cockpit display, you can see the gear and flap indicators.
In conclusion, investors can benefit from Bombardier’s growth potential, revenues, and dividends. I believe that Bombardier will be successful in these fields. The company will focus on business jets and jets for airlines and should benefit from the increased demand for jets and airplanes. Bombardier is expected to grow in the coming years, and investors should add to their positions and benefit from its excellent revenue and growth prospects.
Finally, it must be said that I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned but may initiate a long position in Bombardier. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinion. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.
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