After acquiring Canadair in 1986 and restoring it to profitability, in 1989 Bombardier acquired the near-bankrupt Short Brothers aircraft manufacturing company in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This was followed in 1990 by the acquisition of the bankrupt American company Learjet, a manufacturer of business jets headquartered in Wichita, Kansas; and finally the money-losing Boeing subsidiary, de Havilland Aircraft of Canada based in Toronto, Ontario in 1992.
The aerospace company now accounts for over half of Bombardier Inc.’s revenue. In 2015 and 2016, the most popular aircraft included its Dash 8 Series 400, CRJ100/200/440, and CRJ700/900/1000 lines of regional airliners although the company was devoting most of its Research and Development budget to the newer C Series. It also manufactured the Bombardier 415 amphibious water-bomber (in Dorval and North Bay), and the Global Express and the Challenger lines of business jets.
Founded: March 27, 1929; by Marcel Bloch
Type: Aircraft manufacturer
Role: Aircraft builder
AVRO Arrow Mk.3/4 / AVRO CF-100 Cannuck /
Canadair CT-114 Tutor
Learjet 35 / Learjet 55 / Learjet 60 XR / Learjet 65 / Learjet 85 / Bombardier Challenger 850 / Canadair Global Express
C series / CRJ-200 / Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan / Bombardier Challenger 600 series / Bombardier CRJ700 series/900/1000 (70–100 passengers) / DHC-7 / DHC-8 Dash-8
Transport / Waterbombers / Others
CL-215 Scooper / CL 415 Superscooper / Canadair CL-144 Challenger / Canadair North Star / Conroy Guppy / DHC-4 Caribou / DHC-5 Buffaloo / Canadair Cl-107 Argus
Dassault Aviation SA (French is an international French aircraft manufacturer
Size 12.757 personnel,
The aircraft was designed by John M. Conroy as a transport aircraft that could be used to ferry three Rolls-Royce RB.211 jet engines from Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Palmdale, California, United States. The engines were to be installed on the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar airliner.