Bombardier Recognizes Commercial Aircraft Operators and Suppliers for Exceptional Performance in 2015

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today celebrated with airlines and suppliers who over the past year have achieved exceptional performance in their respective areas of operations. The fourteen winners of the 2015 Airline Reliability Performance Awards and the two winners of the 2015 In-Service Supplier Top Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards – all presented by Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s Customer Services organization -- were honoured in a special ceremony during Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s 2016 All Operators Conference and Tradeshow being held in Dallas, Texas this week.

The Airline Reliability Performance Awards recognize the operators of Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and Q Series turboprops who achieve the highest rates of dispatch reliability. Widerøes Flyverskap received the award for the ninth consecutive year and Jazz Aviation repeated last year’s achievement and won in three categories.

Two suppliers – UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins -- were recognized with in-Service STAR Awards. To be considered for this award, a supplier must have scored at least 90 per cent in areas deemed most important by Bombardier’s customers such as product performance, airline support and customer focus.

“While we build superior reliability into our aircraft, keeping them flying on schedule day-in and day-out under the relentless pressure of highly competitive airline operations is a significant achievement,” said Todd Young, Vice President and general Manager, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “I congratulate all our award winners and their teams for their outstanding efforts this past year. Both award categories reflect the close co-operation between Bombardier, operators and suppliers.”

The winners of the 2015 Airline Reliability Performance Awards and In-Service STAR Awards are listed in Appendix A.

The All Operators Conference and Tradeshow is an interactive and informative event designed to promote Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Customer Services’ partnership with CRJ, Q Series and C Series aircraft customers, suppliers and partners as well as industry affiliates. The event showcases key operational achievements and product updates creating a unique opportunity for all participants to network with airlines, industry experts and program suppliers worldwide. 

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors

Photographs from the Awards Ceremony are posted with this press release at

For more information on CRJ Series and Q Series aircraft, visit

Follow @BBD_Aircraft on Twitter to receive the latest updates from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

To receive our press releases, please visit the RSS Feed section of Bombardier’s website.

Bombardier, CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000, C Series, CRJ Series, Q Series, Q100, Q200, Q300, Q400 andThe Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

For Information

Marianella de la Barrera

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft


Appendix A

Winners of the 2015 Airline Reliability Performance Awards

Q100/200/300 Aircraft Program

Oceania: Maldivian

Europe: Widerøes Flyveselskap

Asia Pacific: Ryukyu Air Commuter

North America: Provincial Airlines

Q400 Aircraft Program

Oceania: SpiceJet

Europe: airBaltic, Olympic Air, Widerøes Flyveselskap

Asia Pacific: Japan Air Commuter

Africa and Middle East: Ethiopian Airlines

North America: Jazz Aviation, WestJet Encore

CRJ 100/200 Aircraft Programs

Europe: Air Nostrum

Asia Pacific: J-Air

North America: Jazz Aviation

CRJ700/CRJ900/CRJ1000 Aircraft Programs

Europe: Air Nostrum

Asia Pacific: China Express

North America: Jazz Aviation 

Winners for the 2015 In-Service STAR Awards

Rockwell Collins

UTC Aerospace Systems