Bombardier signs long-term agreement with GTAA to relocate its global aircraft final assembly

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 5, 2019 12:28

Bombardier signs long-term agreement with GTAA to relocate its global aircraft final assembly

Bombardier has signed a long-term lease agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to build its new state-of-the art global manufacturing centre located at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

First production activities are set to begin in 2023, the cutting-edge facility will optimise final assembly operations for all Global business jets, including the industry flagship Global 7500 business jet.

“Today, I’m very excited to announce the relocation of our Global aircraft family production activities to a new, cutting-edge manufacturing facility at Toronto Pearson. This is a strategic move for Bombardier and a strong commitment to Ontario’s aerospace industry. It will allow us to offer world-class career opportunities and continue fueling the economic development of the region for years to come,” said Alain Bellemare, president and chief executive officer, Bombardier.

The one-million square-foot facility will combine thousands of highly-skilled employees with 21st-century production and tooling innovation. Bombardier employs the highest caliber technology throughout the manufacturing process of the Global 7500 business jets, including a state-of-the-art automated positioning system that uses laser-guided measuring to ensure major aircraft structures, such as the wing and fuselage, are joined consistently and perfectly each time.

Combining human ingenuity with the most advanced machines, the Global 7500 final assembly line in Toronto is a testament to the industry’s most advanced business jet. 

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 5, 2019 12:28