Bombardier delivers 179 business aircraft


Bombardier delivers a total of 233 aircraft during the 2012 calendar year, 179 of those were business aircraft.

Bombardier Aerospace announced that it delivered 179 business aircraft in the 2012 calendar year, compared to 163 for the previous 11-month fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

During the same period, the company received 343 net orders for business jets, compared to 191 for the previous fiscal year.

Bombardier’s successful order intake was supported by a number of volume orders for both business and commercial aircraft, the business jet orders including those placed by NetJets Inc and VistaJet and the delivery total is in line with the 235 aircraft delivery guidance for business and commercial aircraft that was provided in March 2012.

“2012 was a year of focus on execution, and our employees demonstrated their resilience and commitment by rallying through a challenging economic environment to meet our delivery targets,” said Guy Hachey, president and chief operating officer, Bombardier Aerospace.

“A number of our existing customers reaffirmed their confidence in Bombardier aircraft in 2012 with fleet growth and fleet replenishment orders, and we proudly welcomed new customers from emerging and traditional markets. We are the market leaders in business aircraft, and the restructuring of our commercial aircraft sales organisation is yielding results. Overall, we are seeing positive momentum across our entire product portfolio,” added Hachey.

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