The first Global 7500 to be delivered and celebrated this coming December 20, 2018 at Bombardier Dorval delivery centre was flown to the US yesterday
14:00 (19:00 UTC) - December 14, 2018 - Quebec, Canada - by Sylvain Faust for Fliegerfaust
The first Global 7500 to be delivered and celebrated this coming December 20, 2018 at Bombardier Dorval delivery centre is currently in the US.
Flying from Montreal to Burlington yesterday, December 13, it then, later on the same day, flew to Windsor Locks Bradley International Airport in Connecticut near Springfield Massachusetts, where it is still at the moment of writing this.
This Global 7500 aircraft is the 6th assembled by Bombardier at the company Toronto assembly facility with the previous five (5) being test aircraft called "Flight Test Vehicle (FTV)", FTV1 to FTV5.
The "empty" aircraft is then flown to Montreal-Dorval airport where is located the Global aircraft completion centre, installing and customizing the aircraft interior and final check flights. The Global aircraft delivery centre is also located there.
This first Global 7500 aircraft built to be sold and delivered to a client is also called "P1" for Production aircraft #1.Its MSN (manufacturer serial number) is 70006. As you understand all Global 7500 aircraft produced will have a MSN starting with "7".
The Global 7500 P1, or MSN 70006 will be flying back to Montreal for the planned celebration of the first new Global 7500 aircraft delivery. The event is for December 20, 2018 starting at 17h00 local (22:00 UTC) at Bombardier Global delivery facility located at Montreal-Dorval Airport.
Stay tuned for more details soon...
Sylvain Faust for Fliegerfaust
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Embraer News | "Embraer welcomes Brazil's filing of its first written submission challenging Canada's subsidies to Bombardier"
Legal and factual argument regarding why the 19 subsidies to Bombardier for its CSeries
December 14, 2018 - Embraer
São Paulo, Brazil – Embraer welcomes Brazil's filing today of its First Written Submission to the dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.
The Panel is examining more than USD 4 billion in subsidies that Bombardier received from the Governments of Canada and Quebec. In 2016 alone, these governments provided over USD 2.5 billion to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.
The Submission provides detailed legal and factual argument regarding why the 19 subsidies to Bombardier for its CSeries aircraft (now renamed as the Airbus A-220 aircraft) are inconsistent with Canada's WTO obligations. The Brazilian Government's understanding, shared by Embraer, is that the Canadian Government's subsidies to Bombardier violate these obligations.
"We appreciate the Brazilian government's efforts in preparing this important submission to the WTO today," said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer's President & CEO. "Canada's subsidies have allowed Bombardier (and now Airbus) to offer its aircraft at artificially low prices. These subsidies, which have been fundamental in the development and survival of the C-Series program, are an unsustainable practice that distorts the entire global market, harming competitors at the expense of Canadian taxpayers. Embraer considers that this proceeding will help to restore a level playing field and ensure that competition in the commercial aircraft market is between companies, not governments."
After multiple attempts to resolve the issue at the diplomatic level, the Brazilian Government initiated dispute settlement proceedings against Canada at the WTO.
In December 2016, the Council of Ministers of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) authorized the opening of dispute settlement proceedings against Canada. In February 2017, Brazil formally requested consultations with the Canadian Government at the WTO, and because consultations were unable to resolve the dispute, the Panel was formally established in September 2017.
More details about Brazil's First Written Submission are available in this link: http://www.itamaraty.gov.br/images/2018/Fact-Sheet...About Embraer
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Ten more ET490 EMUs will be procured – Bombardier is currently delivering 72 units, so this number will be raised to 82.
December 14, 2018 - Railcolor Headquarters for Rail Color News
- In 2013 S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH and the city of Hamburg signed a new 15-year transport contract
- The new contract came into force on 09.12.2018
- More as EUR 500 million will be invested in new trains and more workshop capacity
- 10 additional ET490 EMUs ordered
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S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH will be responsible for suburban public (S-Bahn) transport in the Hamburg area for the next 15 years.
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This new contract came into force last week. Hamburg's First Mayor, Dr. Ing. Peter Tschentscher and S-Bahn CEO, Kay Uwe Arnecke today presented the new plans at the new S-Bahn workshop erected in Stellingen.
Ten more ET490 EMUs will be procured – Bombardier is currently delivering 72 units, so this number will be raised to 82...
December 13, 2018
Air Tanzania very first A220 (a A220-300 aka CS300) performing a touch and go, 2 missed approaches and a go around before landing and heading back to Bombardier during its Pre-Delivery test flights.
Expect to see it leave Mirabel airport where the Airbus A220 factory is located (delivery) flying to Tanzania on Tuesday December 18, 2018. Source
December 2018 - Financial Times
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December 14, 2018 - By Bombardier
- Adding connectivity to new parts of the Thai capital, a new extension will add up to 100,000 passengers a day to the total BTS Skytrain ridership
- Bombardier's system integration, advanced rail control and wayside system project delivery contributed to a seamless start to passenger service
Bombardier Transportation, as leader in a consortium, has delivered the turnkey wayside rail system that is operating on the latest extension to Bangkok's rapid transit Skytrain. The new 13-km Bearing-Samut Prakam section of the Sukhumvit Line, which started service on 6 December, is expected to enable up to 100,000 more journeys on the Skytrain, which regularly carries over 750,000 passengers per day.
Gregory Enjalbert, Managing Director Thailand, Bombardier Transportation commented: "It is exciting to witness the opening of a new rail link that is extending connectivity to new parts of the Thai capital and will significantly improve the travel experience for commuters. As a long-term partner to Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC), we continue to positively impact the life of Bangkokians and are proud that our project was delivered by our large local team in Bangkok."
"It is exciting to witness the opening of a new rail link that is extending connectivity to new parts of the Thai capital and will significantly improve the travel experience for commuters." Gregory Enjalbert, Managing Director Thailand, Bombardier Transportation
As consortium lead, Bombardier was responsible for system integration, co-ordinating delivery from all partners and engineering the wayside subsystem interfaces, as well as delivery of its advanced BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 450 rail control solution and the main power supply works. Partner ST Electronics (Thailand) Ltd. provided the telecommunications, automatic fare collection and platform screen door systems and AMR Asia Company Ltd. provided the depot workshop facilities, supervisory control and data acquisition, building management, back-up power supply and fire-fighting systems as well as installation.
Bangkok Skytrain - Photo credits: Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Ltd
Reflecting the importance of mass transit for Bangkok, the line was inaugurated by Thailand's Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, at a special event attended by many senior officials and dignitaries. Canada's Ambassador to Thailand, Donica Pottie, and Chairman of the Board of BTSC, Keeree Kanjanapas, and Chief Executive Officer BTSC, Surapong Laoha-Unya, were also in attendance.
Bombardier is an expert in providing integrated rail transportation solutions, with over 70 turnkey systems in operation worldwide. As one of the few mobility solution providers to deliver projects from Thailand for Thailand, Bombardier has over 20 years' experience in providing high-technology, urban and mainline rail solutions for the market. Its portfolio includes delivery of turnkey systems for the two new monorail lines under construction in the Thai capital. Since 1997, Bombardier has grown its Bangkok team to over 620 highly-skilled engineers and employees, providing life-cycle rail system support across Asia Pacific.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry's broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
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Bombardier Chinese Joint Venture BST Wins Second Contract to Build Cars for the Growing High-Speed Rail Network in China
Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (abbreviated as BST)
December 13, 2018 - by Bombardier
- Second order of new Chinese standard high-speed train cars demonstrates Bombardier joint venture's competitiveness and ability to deliver proven high-speed mobility solutions
- Bombardier has been increasingly active in developing China's advanced railway networks with multiple high-speed railcar orders
Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), a joint venture of global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation, announced today that it has won a second contract this year to support China's evolving high-speed rail network.
The new contract, awarded by China Railway Corp. (CRC), is to supply 168 CR400AF new Chinese standard high-speed train cars and is valued at approximately 3.1 billion CNY ($453 million US, 399 million euro). Bombardier Transportation owns 50% of the shares in BST, which is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation's partner CRRC Sifang Co., Ltd. The 168 cars will be configured into fifteen 8-car trainsets and three 16-car trainsets with an operating speed of 350 km/h.
Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China, said, "This repeat order comes just three months after the previous, clearly demonstrating the pace of development in the Chinese high-speed rail market as well as the trust that CRC has placed in our products and performance. We are confident that our ability to consistently meet our customers' quality, quantity, timing and cost requirements, in combination with our focus on long-term sustainable success in China, has been key to our achievements in this fiercely-competitive market."
"We are confident that our ability to consistently meet our customers' quality, quantity, timing and cost requirements, in combination with our focus on long-term sustainable success in China, has been key to our achievements in this fiercely-competitive market."
Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China
In September 2018, BST won its initial Chinese standard high-speed train contract and all 120 (five 8-car trainsets and five 16-car trainsets) are on schedule to be delivered by the end of this year. The on-time and quality delivery has earned the industry's trust in BST, leading to this second order while also demonstrating the joint ventures' efficiency and ability to compete in, and add value to high-speed rail mobility in China.
Bombardier Transportation in China is the full solution provider across the entire value chain. From vehicles and propulsion to services and design, Bombardier Transportation in China has six joint ventures, seven wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and more than 7,000 employees. Together, the joint ventures have delivered more than 4,000 railway passenger cars, 580 electric locomotives and over 2,500 metro cars, Monorail, APM (Automated People Mover), and trams to China's growing urban mass transit markets. Through its joint ventures, Bombardier also provides propulsion and signaling systems to third party metro car builders for use in more than 30 Chinese cities.
Founded in 1998, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (abbreviated as BST) is a Sino-foreign joint venture enterprise located in Qingdao and jointly invested by CRRC Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd., and Bombardier Inc. With over 3,800 employees and a plant of more than 700,000 sqm, BST Business Scope integrates the whole value chain of the production of railway vehicles; design, manufacturing, maintenance and after-sales services. BST products cover from high-grade passenger cars and luxurious double-deckers to electric multiple units (EMU) ranging up to very-high-speed trains and commuter trains, with a project portfolio present in both the internal market of China and the export market. BST has delivered more than 4000 high speed train cars and railway passenger cars.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.