Tag Archives: Bombardier

Bombardier Deal with VistaJet Makes Aviation History

Order worth as much as $7.8 billion Thomas Flohr may deserve the hefty discounts he undoubtedly got from Bombardier Inc. for placing the biggest order in business aviation history, a firm 56-plane order worth $3.1 billion at list prices — before discounts. With options, the deal could reach $7.8 billion for 142 Global aircraft. Flohr […]

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Garmin® Introduces GTX 3000 TCAS II/ACAS II-Compatible, ADS-B-Compliant Transponder for Business, Regional Aircraft

OLATHE, Kan./October 29, 2012/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the GTX 3000, a new remote-mount, Mode-S transponder designed to accommodate the environmental and operational demands of transport category aircraft. The GTX 3000 meets the requirements for TCAS II/ACAS II compatibility […]

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Bombardier Expects Learjet 75 to ‘Make a Splash’ at NBAA Show

Bombardier Aerospace will highlight its Wichita-built Learjet 75 aircraft at this year’s National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla. It’s bringing a Learjet 75 mock-up and test aircraft to the show as part of its lineup of products, the company said. The aircraft is a significant upgrade to its Learjet 45. “We know this jet will […]

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A mechanic works on a Bombardier aircraft in Montreal on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Bombardier's new CSeries aircraft is on schedule to make its maiden flight by year-end, the Quebec-based plane and train maker said Tuesday.

Life-size Wooden Model of CSeries Jet Helps Bombardier Workers Troubleshoot

Bombardier's new CSeries may be a sophisticated new plane, but the manufacturer has built a wooden life-size model to help identify bugs that could lead to costly delays. For four months, Bombardier has been using the model to give workers a hands-on feel to identify any problems. "It's basically a confirmation process," Francois Minville, vice-president […]

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Netjets to Buy Bombardier, Cessna Planes Worth $9.6 Bln

NetJets, a private jet-sharing company owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said on Monday it would buy up to 425 new business jets from Bombardier Inc and Cessna in a deal worth $9.6 billion to expand its North American and European fleet. The purchase, which NetJets described as the largest in private aviation history, […]

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Bombardier Unveils New Learjets

Bombardier Learjet unveiled the new jets Wichita workers will build in the coming weeks. The planes are called Learjet 70 and Learjet 75.  The company says the new jets offer increased efficiency and comfort as well as lower operating costs. Parts for the jets will start arriving in Wichita next month, with the fully assembled […]

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Avionics Giants Pursue Synthetic Vision for Credit

Having gained a foothold in the flightdecks of high-end business jets, synthetic-vision displays are moving down-range to light jets and turboprops, and preparing to step across to the military arena. Eventually the commercial airline market will follow. Meanwhile, the ability to generate flight displays from onboard databases is acting as a springboard for new cockpit […]

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Bombardier Learjet Breaks Ground on Wichita Expansion

Bombardier Learjet Aircraft marked the expansion of its Wichita facilities with a groundbreaking ceremony Monday under overcast skies. City, county and state officials, employees and others turned out for the event, near Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The $52.7 million project will help the site make room for Bombardier’s newest business jet, the Learjet 85, and is […]

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