Bombardier in the United States
Bombardier has a long history of investment and success in the United States. We employ thousands of Americans across the country who are manufacturing and servicing planes and trains. We provide high-skill, well-paying jobs in the communities in which we operate, and we contribute to the U.S. export base. Our products, even those assembled outside of the country, use significant amounts of U.S. produced parts and support thousands of additional U.S. jobs down the supply chain.
Our in-service product base provides vital transportation options for U.S. citizens coast to coast. 3,750 of our aircraft and 5,000 of our rail vehicles move people each day. Highlights of our U.S. impact:
- Nearly 7,000 employees across 17 states.
- $3.0 billion in business for U.S. suppliers across 48 states (2015).
- $3.3 billion in export sales from U.S. activities (2011-2015).
- $2.0 billion invested in U.S. operations (2011-2015).
- 4 manufacturing sites (Wichita, KS; Plattsburgh, NY; Pittsburgh, PA – two sites).
- 28 service centers; 2 parts distribution centers; 2 component repair facilities; 1 equipment refurbishment center.
Bombardier’s installed aircraft fleet in the U.S. totals approximately 3,750 aircraft, including more than 1,300 Q-Series and CRJ Series aircraft in service with Delta, United, American, Alaskan airlines and other operators, and more than 2,450 business jets. The latter includes 115 aircraft adapted for missionized applications with the U.S. Air Force, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
We build our Learjet line of light business jets at our 1.24 million-square-foot production facilities in Wichita, Kansas. Bombardier’s Global Flight Test Center, also in Wichita, is the center of excellence for development and certification flight testing of all Bombardier aircraft. Established in the early 1990’s, the Center has so far conducted over 16,000 flights, logging over 36,000 flight hours.
Our network of U.S. aftermarket service centers includes Tucson, Arizona; Bridgeport, West Virginia; Wichita, Kansas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Macon, Georgia and Hartford, Connecticut. One of our two global parts distribution centers for aircraft is based in Chicago, Illinois. Our U.S. business and military aircraft training center is located in Dallas, Texas.
Bombardier is one of the most prolific generators of new aircraft technologies and products in the world. Since 1989, we have launched an unprecedented 28 new aircraft. We are building on that heritage today as we develop four leading-edge aircraft – the CSeries 100 and 300 commercial airliners, as well as the Global 7000 and Global 8000 long-range business jets.
The Bombardier CSeries family of commercial aircraft redefines operational flexibility, cost effectiveness and passenger comfort in the 100- to 149-seat class. In the United States, suppliers from 20 states account for significant percentage of the CSeries Bill of Materials, including engines, braking systems, hydraulic systems, fuel systems, avionics, interiors and other critical components and systems.
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The Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets will deliver unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility and comfort. U.S. technology and expertise play key roles in these next-generation products.
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Rail Transportation Activities
Bombardier supplies rail vehicles, systems and services to major transit and airport authorities across the United States. We are a market leader in rail transportation manufacturing with a broad range of products in service. Our installed fleet includes high-speed trains, commuter trains, locomotives, light-rail vehicles, subway vehicles, monorails, signaling systems, and fully automated transit systems
Bombardier entered the U.S. rail transportation market in 1976 and won its first major U.S. contract for 825 subway cars in New York City in 1982. Today, Bombardier's rail business employs U.S. workers in locations across 12 states. This includes two manufacturing sites outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that build rail products for both domestic and export markets, and one in Plattsburgh, New York, that builds rail vehicles for U.S. customers.
Bombardier also operates a network of maintenance centers supporting commuter rail fleets in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, and San Diego. We provide operations and maintenance services for a light rail fleet in southern New Jersey as well. We manage operations and maintenance services for driverless transit systems in 14 U.S. cities, and have a vehicle and component refurbishment center in New York. Our U.S.-based parts distribution center for rail is in Plattsburgh, New York.
Bombardier supplies rail vehicles and services to customers across the country. A few examples:
- 20 high-speed trainsets for the Amtrak Acela Express service (the first and only high speed trains in North America)
- More than 1,800 subway cars in service at New York City Transit
- More than 1,100 electric multiple unit commuter cars serving New York and Connecticut on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.
- Nearly 500 stainless steel, Multilevel commuter cars for the Maryland Rail Commuter service (MARC) and the River Line in New Jersey, respectively.
- More than 400 aluminum BiLevel commuter cars operating in 11 metropolitan regions.
- A fully automated monorail system in Las Vegas, Nevada
- A fleet of light rail vehicles in Minneapolis
- Automated people movers for international airports in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Newark, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma and Tampa.
Bombardier is also building new rail equipment and systems for other U.S. regions:
- 300 subway cars for New York City
- 775 rail cars for San Francisco
- Positive Train Control capability on sections of Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad
- Next generation Bilevel cars for Seattle
- An automated people mover system with 36 vehicles for Chicago O’Hare International Airport