Posted on: 22 September 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Bombardier Aerospace has revealed the names of more than 20 Canadian suppliers which have been selected for the CSeries and Learjet 85 aircraft programmes.
“It’s fantastic that many of the suppliers selected for our new aircraft programmes are based in Canada, including a significant number here in Québec – the hub of Canada’s aerospace industry,” declared Jean Séguin, vice-president, engineering and supply chain, Bombardier Aerospace.
“Canadian suppliers are an important component in developing our game-changing products and to ensure our success in this highly competitive industry,” added Janice Davis, vice-president and chief procurement officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “Several initiatives designed to increase our suppliers’ competitiveness and capabilities as integrators have been implemented at Bombardier so that we succeed together.”
The Canadian suppliers selected for the CSeries aircraft programme include:
• Delastek – integrated flight deck package.
• Marinvent Corporation – flight test management software.
• Mecachrome and Elisen Technologies – engineering services for the design and stress analysis of the fuselage.
• Aeroconseil – proactive engineering tools to ensure specific aircraft systems are developed and implemented in full compliance with certification requirements.
More than 30 subcontractors of Wieland-Davco are from Québec. Together, they are building the Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA), a testing and systems-proving facility based in Mirabel, Québec, that will house a virtual CSeries test aircraft.