General Aviation Bombardier announces new manufacturing center for Global Aircraft FAL
Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has released, that it will build a new manufacturing facility for its Global aircraft program.
A long-term lease agreement has been signed with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). It will see Bombardier building a new ultra-modern and high-tech manufacturing facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
A one-million square-foot facility will become home for the Global aircraft family very soon. Completion, according to Bombardier, is expected for 2023. Initial site work is already underway in Mississauga, said the manufacturer.
From 2023, Bombardier will produce all Global business jets at the new facility, including the industry flagship Global 7500. The new facility also strengthens the economic development in the region for years to come.
The Global Manufacturing Centre is approximately 20 kilometres away from the current Global aircraft final assembly line at Downsview. This new centre will reinforce Canada´s leading position in the business aviation market.
Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. commented: “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 fuelling the economic development of the region for years to come.”
The new facility will open the doors for thousands of jobs for highly skilled employees, 21st century production and tooling innovation. Bombardier has been innovating its Global FAL over the years. The company is working with a state-of-the-art automated positioning system that uses laser to ensure major aircraft structures are joined perfectly every time. In combination with human intelligence, the Global assembly line is one of the most advanced ones in the industry.
"This strengthened commitment to the Greater Toronto Area will also leverage significant recent R&D investments and a continued collaboration with Ontario’s colleges and universities for world class training, research and development," added the manufacturer in a statement.
Bombardier has also announced it will support the aerospace heritage of the current Downsview site with a multi-million contribution to the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium (DAIR).
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