Bombardier Celebrates 15 Years in MexicoBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:47
Yesterday, Canadian OEM Bombardier celebrated the 15th anniversary of its manufacturing operations in Queretaro, Mexico. The company also highlighted the recent completion of the 100th rear fuselage for the Global 7500 business jet in a press release.
“We are very proud to commemorate this important anniversary. Bombardier has played a significant role in the development and growth of Mexico’s aerospace industry,” said Paul Sislian, Executive Vice President of Operations and Operational Excellence at Bombardier, in the press release. “I would like to thank our teams in Queretaro for all they accomplished during the last 15 years. Their hard work, commitment and ingenuity contributed to building some of the world’s leading business jets.”
Bombardier established its first manufacturing facility in Mexico in 2006. From then, it helped develop and grow the aerospace industry in the state and the country as a whole. Currently, the company employs approximately 1,200 highly skilled employees in Mexico, which collaborate in the manufacturing of aircraft components and complex systems for Bombardier’s Challenger and Global business jets, including the rear fuselage for the Global 7500 aircraft. The company has committed with social initiatives through its long-standing alliance with the Sierra Gorda World Biosphere Reserve, among other projects in the region, explains Bombardier.
Bombardier also celebrated other accomplishments, including the completion of the 100th rear fuselage for its Global 7500 business jet which “follows the 100th manufacture of the Global 7500 aircraft wing and the 50th Global 7500 business jet delivery in the first quarter of 2021.” According to the company, the Global 7500 entered into service back in 2018 and has had a dispatch reliability rate of 99.7 percent while completing different speed records and challenging flights, like connecting Sydney and Detroit.
In Canada, Bombardier also reported outstanding results through 1Q21. The company expects a turnover of US$1.3 billion, an 18 percent year-on-year increase, reported AeroTime. “The first quarter was a strong start to the year, with our cost reduction initiatives beginning to contribute to the bottom line, the continued progress of our Global 7500 learning curve, and robust demand supporting significant year-over-year margin expansion,” said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier, to AeroTime.