Bombardier Business Aircraft reports third-quarter deliveries

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 16, 2018 16:49

Bombardier Business Aircraft reports third-quarter deliveries

Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced strong order and delivery performance for the three months ending September 30, 2018.

For the quarter, Bombardier delivered 31 business jets in the segments where it competes. Third-quarter deliveries include four Learjet, 20 Challenger and seven Global aircraft, bringing the year-to-date total to 96. This strong performance represents more than 70 per cent of Bombardier’s planned business aircraft deliveries for the year.

The company further announced that its Business Aircraft segment’s backlog rose to approximately $14.3 billion as at September 30, 2018. The company also confirmed the continued growth of its services offering and international footprint.

“This quarter’s delivery and backlog performance is a true reflection of the breadth and quality of Bombardier’s second-to-none aircraft portfolio,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Our Global jets top the industry in range, size and smooth ride, our Challengers are best-selling and our Learjet aircraft have the best performance in the light category.

“We are seeing strong demand for our Global aircraft family rivalled only by the continued strong performance of our Challenger franchise, which we estimate outperformed each competitors’ medium-category deliveries by a ratio of 5 to 1 or higher in the third quarter,” Coleal added.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 16, 2018 16:49