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Bombardier Inc. (French pronunciation: [bɔ̃baʁdje]) is a Canadian manufacturer of business jets. It was also formerly a manufacturer of commercial jets, public transport vehicles, trains and recreational vehicles, with the latter being spun-off as Bombardier Recreational Products.
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A bombardier or bomb aimer is the crew member of a bomber aircraft responsible for the targeting of aerial bombs.
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Bombardier Transportation was a Canadian rolling stock and rail transport manufacturer, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. It was one of the world's largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. Bombardier Transportation had many regional offices, production and development facilities worldwide. It produced a wide range of products including passenger rail vehicles, locomotives, bogies, propulsion and controls. In February 2020, the company had 36,000 e
Canadian company Bombardier Inc. entered the rail market in 1970 when it purchased Lohnerwerke GmbH of Austria. Bombardier Transportation's first order for mass transit rolling stock was in 1974 for the Société de transport de Montréal to build metro trains for the ...
In May 2001, Bombardier Transportation acquired Adtranz from DaimlerChrysler, and became by many measurements the Western world's largest rail-equipment manufacturer. The takeover was approved by the EU Competition Commission subject to a number of minor clauses including the div
Bombardier's standard metro vehicles are the mid-sized fully automated and driverless Bombardier Innovia Metro with the option for linear induction motor propulsion or a conventional rotary motor, and the high-capacity customizable Bombardier Movia Metro, which is powered by conv
Bombardier's locomotives are mostly linked to their acquisition of Adtranz and Montreal Locomotive Works, as well as joint venture with Alstom. Via the acquisition of Adtranz, Bombardier was able to obtain some cornerstone technologies, such as the three-phase drive technology de
In addition to manufacturing a wide variety of passenger rail vehicles and locomotives, Bombardier Transportation provides services for commuter train providers. 1. Maintenance: Bombardier Transportation has several maintenance contracts for the servicing of commuter trains. This includes fuelling, storage, train washing and upkeep. Some of its key clients are GO Transit, MARC Train, Réseau de transport métropolitain, FrontRunner and Metrolink. 2. Train operation: Bombardier ...
Bombardier Transportation has production facilities or product development in: 1. Africa: South Africa: Traction converter equipment factory at Isando, opened 2016. 2. Asia: India: Movia-car manufacturing and electrical component manufacture in Vadodara, Gujarat. People's Republic of China: Joint ventures with native companies Bombardier Sifang Transportation Ltd, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited, Bombardier NUG Propulsion and Signaling Syste
In early 2013, Deutsche Bahn announced that it was suing Bombardier for €350 million because of some serious defects in trains used on the suburban S-Bahn rail network in Berlin. This was in addition to the €160 million it was asking for from Bombardier because of ...
In January 2015, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that South Korea's Special Investigation Unit for anti-corruption produced a report accusing Bombardier Transportation of corruption in the pursuit of the 2004 contract to build an 18 km elevated Light Rapid Transit
On 16 October 2015, the Toronto Transit Commission announced that it has asked its board to consider legal action against Bombardier. TTC staff is recommending that the TTC board "commence legal action, or make a claim allowed for already in the contract, of $50 million for late
- 1974; 47 years ago
- Rail transport
- Acquired by Alstom
The Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 are a family of regional jet airliners designed and manufactured by Canadian transportation conglomerate Bombardier and is part of the Bombardier CRJ aircraft family; this aircraft trio has been collectively marketed by the company as the CRJ Series.
The Bombardier Challenger 600 series is a family of business jets developed by Canadair after a Bill Lear concept, and then produced from 1986 by its new owner, Bombardier Aerospace. At the end of 1975, Canadair began funding the development of LearStar 600, and then bought the design for a wide-cabin business jet in April 1976. On 29 October, the programme was launched, backed by the Canadian federal government, and designed to comply with new FAR part 25 standards. In March 1977, it was rename
Circa 1974, American aviation inventor Bill Lear conceptualised the LearStar 600, a low-range long-distance business jet which was powered by a pair of Garrett TFE731-1 geared turbofan engines and equipped with a supercritical wing. Lear lacked the capabilities to launch such an
Backed by the Federal Government, the programme was launched on 29 October 1976 with firm orders and deposits for 53 aircraft. Within the next two years, roughly 2,500 employees would be involved in designing the aircraft. Various changes to the original Learstar configuration ha
On 8 November 1978, the prototype aircraft took off for its maiden flight from Montreal, Quebec. The flight test and certification program would be conducted at Mojave Kern County Airport instead of Canada due to better conditions. The second and third prototypes first flew durin
The Challenger is a twin-engined business jet, described by Flight International as being ‘’miniturised twinjet airliner in every respect’’. While the Challenger is generally similar in configuration to previous aircraft of its type, some of its features stand out; for example, the use of a widened fuselage that allows a "walk-about cabin". The Challenger was also one of the first business jets to be designed with a supercritical wing. The wing was referred by Canadair as being one ...
Built from 1996 through 2006, over 360 were delivered, early ones were selling for $4.0–$4.5 million and late models for less than $8 million in 2016. With 27,000 to 27,100 lb BOWs, it carries 6 to 7 passengers and full fuel with the increased MTOW, is able to cruise 7.5 ...
The 605 and 650 improve the avionics and cabin but their performance figures are similar to the 604.
The 500th unit was rolled out in May 2000. The 1000th, a 650, was delivered to NetJets in December 2015. Including the Challenger 300 and Challenger 850, the 1,600 Bombardier Challengers in-service had logged 7.3 million hours and over 4.3 million flights by early 2017. As of December 2017, close to 1,100 Challenger 600 Series have been delivered. By October 2018, the global Challenger fleet amounted to 997: of these, 611 were based in North America, 151 in Europe, 93 in Latin America, 78 in Asi
The film follows the training of six bombardier candidates, seen through the differences between the two USAAF pilots in charge of their training over the efficacy of precision bombing. Brigadier General Eugene L. Eubank, commander of the first heavy bombardment group of the U.S. Army Air Forces to see combat in World War II, introduces the film with the statement: I want you to know about a new kind of American soldier, the most important of all our fighting men today. He is most important beca
In 1941, at a staff meeting in Washington, D.C., two officers of the U.S. Army Air Corps debate the importance of bombardiers. Major "Chick" Davis argues that a bombardier, using the top secret American bombsight will be the "spearhead of our striking force." After a year of observing the Royal Air Force fight the German Luftwaffe, Capt. "Buck" Oliver is not convinced a bomber can get "so close that a bomb can't miss" and that new pilots are the priority. Davis challenges Oliver to a "bombing du
RKO Pictures began Bombardier as a project in 1940, with several rewrites to incorporate changes in world events. With full cooperation of the United States Army Air Forces, the film was in production from October 12 to December 18, 1942, with six weeks of the filming done on loc
Notable members of the film crew included Robert Wise as film editor, and Robert Aldrich as second assistant director. Lambert Hillyer directed filming of an aerial sequence, while Joseph F. Biroc completed the cinematography work begun and credited to Nicholas Musuraca.
The central conflict between competing points of view over the importance of specialized bombardier training in Bombardier reflected an actual doctrinal struggle within the U.S. Army Air Corps between 1939 and December 1941, when, as in the film, the proponents of specialized tra
Bombardier premiered on May 14, 1943, at Kirtland AAB,. Despite a blistering review from Bosley Crowther, the film was well received by the public. In 1993, 50 years after its first release, a colorized version was released on VHS by Turner Home Entertainment.
The Airbus A220 is a family of narrow-body airliner designed by Bombardier Aerospace as the Bombardier CSeries.. The smaller variant (CS100 then A220-100), seating 108 to 133, made its maiden flight on 16 September 2013, was awarded an initial type certification by Transport Canada on 18 December 2015, and entered service on 15 July 2016 with Swiss Global Air Lines.