Bombardier will get lease to construct flagship jetliner at Pearson airport


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Bombardier Inc. says it has secured a long-term lease from the Larger Toronto Airports Authority to construct its flagship enterprise jet at Pearson airport.

The plane-and-train maker says preliminary work is underway on the new website in Mississauga, Ont., with manufacturing scheduled to start in 2023.

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The high-tech plant would take over ultimate meeting of Bombardier’s International enterprise jet line, which is at the moment assembled about 20 kilometres away on the firm’s Downsview facility.

Bombardier says the one-million-square-foot manufacturing facility will home hundreds of workers who perform extremely expert duties akin to attaching the wings to the fuselage.

The International 7500, together with the brand new International 5500 and 6500, come partly as a response to merchandise from rival enterprise jet producer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. as demand for the bigger jetliners retains rising.

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Bombardier has continued to ramp up manufacturing of the 7500, which is scheduled for between 15 and 20 deliveries this yr, although solely two had been delivered as of Sept. 30.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Dec. four, 2019.

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