Quebec Know-How Ignored by Airbus For Its Business Jet... Quebec a 25% Shareholder Of Airbus Canada
The interior finish of the luxury version of the A220 entrusted to foreigners... Quebec is however a 25% shareholder of Airbus Canada
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October 7, 2020 - by Sylvain Larocque for www.journaldemontreal.com
Airbus disappointed many in the Quebec aeronautics industry on Tuesday by announcing that the interior finishing of the luxury version of its A220 aircraft would be carried out in the United States.
The aircraft manufacturer has reached an agreement with the Swiss firm Comlux, which will carry out this work in Indianapolis. The government of Quebec is however a 25% shareholder of Airbus Canada after investing $ 1.3 billion in the former CSeries of Bombardier.
The Montreal region is one of the hotspots for the production of business jets in the world.
Bombardier operates the Laurent-Beaudoin Finishing Center there, where the interiors of Global business jets are produced.
"Maybe Airbus could have given [the mandate to finish the TwoTwenty] to the Bombardier Finish Center. It would be great, but the decision-making center is in Toulouse.
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