Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Scott to retire

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Gary Scott, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, will be retiring on 1 October 2011 and that Guy Hachey, president and COO, Bombardier Aerospace, will lead the Commercial Aircraft business unit until a replacement is named.

“It has been my honour and my pleasure to lead Bombardier Commercial Aircraft through this exciting time, particularly bringing the game-changing CSeries aircraft to market,” Scott remarked. “The CSeries aircraft programme is tracking well, and with the programme at this advanced stage, I feel very comfortable leaving it in the capable hands of my colleagues so I can devote more time to my family. I have full confidence in the solid team in place at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and its ability to continue the development and execution of our programmes. I am extremely proud to have been part of the Bombardier team and of what we have accomplished together. I look forward to watching Bombardier introduce industry leading products well into the future.”

Scott first joined Bombardier in 2004 as president, New Commercial Aircraft Program, after more than 30 years in the aerospace industry, first with The Boeing Company and subsequently CAE. He has held the position of president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft since April 2008, when Bombardier merged two previously independent units: Bombardier Regional Aircraft and New Commercial Aircraft Program.

“Gary has been an incredible asset to our organisation and, through his leadership, has helped us develop game-changing products and a strong international customer base,” commented Hachey. “We wish him and his family well, and thank him for his valuable contribution to Bombardier and to the aerospace industry.”

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