- Aerolia, Hamilton Sundstrand, Intertechnique and Triumph Aerostructures join Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program
- Bombardier to design and manufacture the forward fuselage, aft fuselage and empennage
Bombardier Aerospace today announced suppliers for two major structural packages and six systems for the Global 7000 and Global 8000 business aircraft program and identified some of the aircraft structural components that it will design and manufacture at its own facilities.
Four suppliers join the program along with General Electric Aviation, who was announced as the integrated propulsion system provider in October 2010. Aerolia, a division of EADS, will design and manufacture the centre fuselage. Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies company, will provide the electrical system, auxiliary power unit and wing high-lift system. Intertechnique, a Zodiac Aerospace company, will provide the fuel system, fuel inerting system and oxygen system, and Triumph Aerostructures will design and manufacture the all-new high-speed transonic wing.
Electing to maintain design and manufacturing responsibility at its facilities for components that have a high degree of commonality with the existing Global aircraft family products, Bombardier also confirmed that it will design and manufacture the forward fuselage, aft fuselage and empennage for the two aircraft.
“The enthusiasm of these high quality suppliers is a testament to the forecasted success of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Progress on the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft development is accelerating rapidly, and we are very excited about bringing these aircraft to market.”
“Today’s announcement reaffirms the strength of our extended supply chain. We are thrilled about the commitment of these industry leaders and welcome them on board our new business aircraft program,” said Janice L. Davis, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Aerospace.
About Bombardier Global Aircraft
Bombardier’s Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets are designed to feature superior speed, cabin volume, range and technology to offer passengers the ultimate business jet experience. The only business jet portfolio to span the 5,200 (9,630 km) to 7,900 nm (14,631 km) range*, it addresses the increasing needs of business jet travelers and operators to rapidly link key international city pairs non-stop.
Established in 2009 as a subsidiary of EADS, Aerolia is a worldwide market player in the field of fuselage aerostructures, nose fuselage assemblies, systems, tubes and pipes. As either production partner or provider of global solutions, from design to industrialization and delivery for AOG requirements, Aerolia is committed to its customers by accompanying them along their development process. www.aerolia.com
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.
Hamilton Sundstrand is among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products. The company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems, and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for the international space program. www.hamiltonsundstrand.com
Within Zodiac Aerospace's Aircraft Systems segment, Intertechnique develops, manufactures and supplies fuel circulation systems to aircraft and engine manufacturers. The company offers refueling systems, ground refueling systems and in-flight refueling systems; monitoring and management systems for critical aircraft functions; and oxygen and life support systems and equipment for crews. http://www.intertechnique.fr/en and www.zodiacaerospace.com
Triumph Aerostructures, a Triumph Group company
Triumph Group, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers. www.triumphgroup.com
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @BombardierInc.
Notes to Editors
- Photo 1: (back row, left to right) Tony Bull, Triumph Group; Christian Cornille, Aerolia; and Dominique Salliot, Aerolia. (front row, left to right), Bassam Sabbagh, Vice President and General Manager, Global 7000/8000, Bombardier Business Aircraft; Sylvie Carpanese, Intertechnique; and Marie-Hélène Pelletier, Vice President, Supply Chain, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
- Photo 2: Global 7000 aircraft
- Photo 3: Global 8000 aircraft
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