Organization: Bombardier Inc

TDP awards $54 million to Bombardier-led consortium

The Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) has awarded $54 million to a consortium of aerospace companies led by Bombardier Inc to develop electric and aerodynamic systems that reduce energy consumption, and produce more reliable and quieter aircraft. The new systems will replace traditional pneumatic and hydraulic systems and add electronic interfaces to conventional mechanical flight controls.…

R&D hit hard in Bombardier layoffs

Bombardier Inc is laying off 7,000 employees including 800 personnel engaged in aerospace product development engineering as part of a company restructuring prompted by cost overruns and weak sales of its C Series regional aircraft. The cuts come as the Montreal-based firm secured a new order for up to 75 of its C300 jets from…

Pratt & Whitney gets facility upgrade and R&D centre

Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a $275-million, five-year investment in its Quebec facilities and new technologies including an $80-million World-Class Centre of Excellence for Intelligent Manufacturing. The investment by parent company United Technologies Corp, Hartford CT, includes a $19-million contribution by the Quebec government to preserve existing jobs and support the new R&D…

Bombardier sells military aviation services division

The military aviation services unit of Bombardier Inc has been acquired by L-3 Communications Corp, New York City, the same firm that acquired Spar Aerospace in early 2001. The Bombardier unit was purchased for US$90 million….