Seven New Suppliers Sign On for Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 Jet Program


Rockwell Collins, Parker Aerospace, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Liebherr-Aerospace, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Apparatebau Gauting GmbH and Arrowhead Products join the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program .

Bombardier Aerospace today revealed more information about the selection of seven suppliers on major packages on its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets. The awarding of these contracts to renowned aerospace companies, who will design and manufacture key systems, is an important milestone in the program development.

Rockwell Collins has been selected for the avionics system and primary flight control computer; Parker Aerospace, the hydraulics system and fly-by-wire flight control technology; Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, the main and nose landing gear system; Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS), the wheels and braking system; Liebherr-Aerospace, the air management system; Apparatebau Gauting GmbH, the water and waste system; and Arrowhead Products, the ducting system.

“When developing new aircraft, Bombardier aims to bring together the industry’s top talent to design and manufacture jets that feature advanced technology with the flexibility to incorporate future innovation. We are delighted to welcome this group of high-quality suppliers to join us in developing what will be the industry’s most exciting new business jets since the original Global Express aircraft,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The new Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets have experienced tremendous market response, and we are very pleased that the program is moving forward rapidly and on schedule.”

“The Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft are stellar examples of the best our industry has to offer in every sense,” said Janice Davis, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “We will work closely with this group of leading global suppliers that are aligned with our vision and share the same passion for performance and flawless execution. Together we will ensure the future success of this great platform.”

Previously announced suppliers to the program include: Aerolia, for the centre fuselage; General Electric Aviation, for the integrated propulsion system; Hamilton Sundstrand, for the electrical system, auxiliary power unit and wing high-lift system; Intertechnique, for the fuel, fuel inerting and oxygen systems; and Triumph Aerostructures for the wing.

Global 7000 aircraft: Featuring a spacious four-zone cabin, this aircraft sets the benchmark for a new category of large business jets. With a volume of 2,637 cu. ft. (74.67 cu. m.), passengers will enjoy 20 per cent more living space than the cabin of the Global 6000 aircraft, the current industry leader. The aircraft will have a high-speed cruise of M 0.90* and a range of 7,300 nm (13,520 km) at M 0.85*. It will fly Sydney-Dubai, London-Singapore or Beijing-Washington nonstop with 10 passengers*. Entry-into-service is scheduled for 2016.

Global 8000 aircraft: Flying farther than any other business jet*, the Global 8000 aircraft will feature a superior three-zone, 2,236-cu.ft. (63.32-cu.m.) cabin and an impressive range of 7,900 nm (14,631 km) at M 0.85*. It will connect Sydney-Los Angeles, Hong Kong-New York and Mumbai-New York non-stop with eight passengers*. The Global 8000 jet will reach a high-speed cruise of M 0.90*. Entry-into-service is scheduled for 2017.

Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Parker Aerospace
Parker Aerospace is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation. Parker Aerospace designs, manufactures, and services flight control, hydraulic, fuel, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine components and systems for aerospace and other high-technology markets. Based in Irvine, California, its product lines include primary and secondary flight control actuation, power generation and control components, thrust-reverser actuation systems, electrohydraulic servovalves, electric motor-driven hydraulic pumps, fuel pumps, motor-operated valves and fuel equipment, lubrication oil reservoirs, lubrication and scavenge pumps, fuel measurement and management systems, cockpit instrumentation, flight inspection systems, lightning-safe products, pneumatic subsystems and components, fluid metering delivery and atomization devices, wheels, brakes, and fluid conveyance products such as hoses, tubes, disconnects, and fittings.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group), is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of our products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner to 33 leading commercial, military, business and regional airframers, and supports more than 22,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. The company employs 6,250 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS)
MABS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of braking systems for commercial, business aviation and military aircraft and manufactures a wide range of braking equipment including anti-skid, auto-brake and brake-by-wire systems, as well as wheels, carbon and steel brakes, plus ancillary equipment. Its products are installed on over 30,000 aircraft worldwide, more than those of any other supplier.

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of ten divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors. Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry and has more than five decades of experience in this field. The range of aviation equipment produced by Liebherr for the civil and military sectors includes flight control and actuation systems, landing gear and air management systems. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters and combat helicopters. Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs almost 4,000 people. It has four aviation equipment production plants at Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Wichita (Kansas/USA), Montréal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).

Apparatebau Gauting GmbH
Apparatebau Gauting GmbH is a German company with facilities located in Gauting and Dresden. The Company designs, develops and produces Water Management, Air Management and Fire Protection systems. Customers are serviced through our world-wide network of customer service centers. Apparatebau Gauting GmbH is the innovative leader and integrator in Aircraft Water Management Systems. We have integrated Water/Waste Systems including ice protection on many platforms ranging form small business aircraft up to large transport and freighter aircraft. Tailored support during all phases of an aircraft program from the feasibility study up to in-service ensures that the system architecture and performance meets the customers’ expectations. Simulation and verification testing is the key for maturity before entry-into-service and is applied to all systems. New technologies and processes are constantly evaluated to increase reliability and system performance as well as decrease weight and cost. Advanced production methods such as lean production and a successful supply chain management complete Apparatebau Gauting GmbH’s profile as a highly competitive and reliable partner.

Arrowhead Products
Arrowhead Products is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of ducting systems for aircraft. We specialize in both High Pressure metallic ducting systems and Low Pressure composite systems and take pride in providing creative engineering solutions with the highest product quality. Arrowhead is also the U.S. government’s primary source for rocket propulsion lines. With more than 70 years of experience and reliability, our products are installed on virtually every major commercial, military, and space vehicle.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.


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