CRJ 100 / 200

CRJ 700 / 900 / 1000

Global Express

Bombardier Aerospace is a division of Bombardier Inc. and is the fourth-largest airplane manufacturer in the world after Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer.  It is headquartered in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.

After acquiring Canadair in 1986 and restoring it to profitability, Bombardier in 1989 acquired the near-bankrupt Short Brothers aircraft manufacturing company in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This was followed in 1990 by the acquisition of the bankrupt Learjet Company of Wichita, Kansas, builder of the Learjet business aircraft, and finally the Boeing subsidiary, money-losing, de Havilland Aircraft of Canada based in Toronto, Ontario in 1992.

The aerospace arm now accounts for over half of the company's revenue. Bombardier's most popular aircraft currently include its Dash 8 Series 400, CRJ100/200/440, and CRJ700/900/1000 lines of regional airliners. It also manufactures the Bombardier 415 amphibious water-bomber (in Dorval and North Bay), the Global Express and the Challenger business jet. Learjet is also a subsidiary of Bombardier based in Wichita, KS.

Bombardier had been in discussions with Mirabel, Quebec (near Montreal) and Kansas City, Missouri for a $375 million assembly plant, for its future Cseries aircraft, which Bombardier is marketing as a replacement for aging DC-9, MD-80, and early, smaller versions of the Boeing 737.

This new jet, which offers 110-seat and 130-seat versions, competes with the Boeing 737 Next Generation 737-600, 737-700, Airbus A318, Airbus A319, and Embraer 195. Bombardier claims the Cseries will burn 20% less fuel per trip than these competitors, which would make it still about 8% more fuel efficient than the Boeing 737 Max scheduled for introduction 3 years later in 2017.

The launch customer for the C-series, Lufthansa, has signed a Letter of Intent for up to 60 aircraft and 30 options. The manufacturing complex in Montreal will be redeveloped by Ghafari Associates to incorporate lean manufacturing of its CSeries aircraft.

In March, 2011, The company obtained 50 firm orders and a further 70 optional order for jets from NetJets worth more than US$2.8 billion to US$6.7 billion, respectively.

Also in March 2011, Bombardier announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China's ICBC Financial Leasing to provide advance aircraft payment financing for Bombardier customers worth $8 billion.

In October 2012, a joint development deal between Bombardier Aerospace and a government-lead South Korean consortium was revealed, to develop a 90-seater turboprop regional airliner, targeting a 2019 launch date. The consortium would include Korea Aerospace Industries and Korean Air Lines.

In November 2012, the company announced the largest deal in its history, with Swiss luxury aviation company VistaJet, to deliver 56 Bombardier Global jets for a total value of $3.1 billion. The deal includes an option for Bombardier to manufacture and sell an additional 86 Global jets, which would value the entire transaction at $7.3 billion. 

Business jets

  • Learjet 35
  • Learjet 55
  • Bombardier Learjet 40 XR
  • Bombardier Learjet 45 XR
  • Bombardier Learjet 60 XR
  • Bombardier Learjet 70
  • Bombardier Learjet 75
  • Bombardier Learjet 85
  • Bombardier Challenger 300
  • Bombardier Challenger 30X
  • Bombardier Challenger 605
  • Bombardier Challenger 850

Bombardier Global family

In 2010, Bombardier launched an updated family of long-range business jets:

  • Bombardier Global 5000
  • Bombardier Global Express XRS
  • Bombardier Global 5000 (with Global Vision Flightdeck)
  • Bombardier Global 6000
  • Bombardier Global 7000 Entry into service 2016
  • Bombardier Global 8000 Entry into service 2017

Commercial jets

  • Bombardier CRJ100/CRJ200 (50 passengers)
  • Bombardier CRJ700/CRJ900/CRJ1000 (70-100 passengers)
  • Bombardier CSeries (100-160 passengers)


  • Bombardier CL-215 (radial piston, not turbo prop)
  • Bombardier CL-415
  • DHC Dash 8/Bombardier QSeries
  • Short 330
  • Short 360

Cancelled Concepts

  • BRJ-X (Bombardier Regional Jet eXpansion) - introduced 80-110 seat jetliner in 2005 and revived by CSeries program

Military Aircraft

  • Short Tucano

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • Bombardier CL-327 Guardian

Source: Wikipedia