Posted on: 28 August 2013 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace has announced its intention to enter into exploratory discussions with Irkut Corporation on potential strategies and collaboration for the provision of customer support.
Exploratory discussions are likely to focus on the development of Irkut's customer support infrastructure within Russia, based on Bombardier's widely respected customer support model and also explore areas of knowledge sharing and potential future areas of collaboration.
"Russia continues to be a key area of focus for Bombardier and, in the spirit of partnership, we are pleased to explore areas of potential common interest with a view to building stronger relationships with our Russian counterparts," explained Eric Martel, president, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. "It is our hope that these preliminary discussions will lead to several areas of co-operation that will support successful entries into service of the MC-21 and CSeries aircraft in Russia, and around the world."