Bombardier Learjet 75
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Bombardier to cease production of Learjet

The Learjet, once the go to private jet for the rich and famous, will no longer be produced from the end of 2021 after Bombardier announced it was pulling the plug on the bizjet with the loss of 1,600 jobs. Learjet saw strong sales throughout its history with clients including [read more]

Bombardier site at Belfast City Airport
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600 jobs to go at Bombardier’s Belfast site

Canadian aerospace company Bombardier is to shed up to 600 jobs at its Belfast, Northern Ireland site. The job cuts are part of a wider plan by Bombardier to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide. The site in Belfast, which sits next to Belfast City Airport, is one of the largest manufacturing [read more]

Flybe Bombardier Dash8-Q400
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Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier is to 5000 jobs across its global business over the next year and a half. Some 3000 of those jobs will go at its facilities in Canada while the remaining 2000 will go other sites across the company including some at its aircraft facility [read more]

Bombardier beats Boeing in US Courts
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Bombardier beats Boeing in US Courts

The  U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against aerospace giant Boeing in a trade case it brought against Candian plane-maker Bombardier The unanimous ruling by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) means Bombardier is free to sell its C-Series jets to Delta Airlines without tariffs being imposed. The US Trade Commission attempted [read more]

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Bombardier hit with 220% U.S. import tariff

 The U.S. Department of Commerce in an initial ruling has imposed “countervailing duties” of 220% on imports of Bombardier Canada’s C Series aircraft. The decision is subject to final consideration by the Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission. If the ruling is confirmed, and CSeries imports are [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 at Belfast City Airport (Image: Harrison Sharp)
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Flybe collapse: The numbers behind the airline’s failure

Flybe (Flybe Ltd), the reincarnation of the previously collapsed regional airline, ceased trading overnight cancelling all flights leaving hundreds without flights today, passengers stranded overseas and many staff members without a job. A statement by the airline, further to that on its website, revealed that 276 employees had lost their [read more]