Bombardier Announces Another 17 Suppliers for the CSeries Aircraft
Bombardier Announces Another 17 Suppliers for the CSeries Aircraft
PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Bombardier Aerospace
(TSX: BBD.A) (TSX: BBD.B) today announced another 17 suppliers for
the CSeries aircraft program. These suppliers join others which were
previously announced, and will contribute significantly to the
development of the CSeries aircraft which are optimized for the
longer range, single-aisle, 100- to 145-seat market. The CSeries
aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2013.
"We are very proud of the team of suppliers selected to work with
Bombardier on our game-changing CSeries aircraft," said Rob Dewar,
Vice President, CSeries Integrated Product Development Team. "These
suppliers have the technical capabilities and experience to help us
develop the CSeries aircraft which will deliver the lowest operating
costs in their class, exceptional operational flexibility, widebody
comfort and an unmatched environmental footprint."
CAE of Montreal, Canada will first provide a comprehensive suite of
engineering services and simulation-based technology tools to support
the design, testing and certification of the CSeries aircraft
platform as part of Bombardier's Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems
Test Area (CIASTA) program. Thereafter, CAE will build prototype
CSeries aircraft Full Flight Simulator and CAE Simfinity(TM) devices.
Esterline Control Systems-Korry of Bellevue, Washington, USA will
provide integrated cockpit control panels for the CSeries aircraft.
The 14 Korry panels which will use Esterline Control Systems' Opticon
(TM) solid-state switching technology are used to control the
operation of various aircraft functions, including the hydraulic,
fuel, electrical and lighting systems.
Goodrich Corporation, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, USA has been
selected to provide its next-generation SmartProbe(TM) air data
system, ice detection system and external, cockpit and maintenance
lighting systems for the CSeries aircraft. The next-generation
SmartProbe system provides all critical air data parameters for the
aircraft's flight control, pilot display and other systems. The
primary ice detection system advises flight crews of ice buildup for
activation of the ice protection system at the optimal time. The
external, cockpit and maintenance lighting systems use HID, and LED
lighting technologies to meet the lighting system requirements.
Hamilton Sundstrand of Rockford, Illinois, USA will be providing the
electrical system for the CSeries aircraft. As such, Hamilton
Sundstrand will be responsible for designing and qualifying the
electric power generation system, as well as the primary and
secondary power distribution systems.
Honeywell of Phoenix, Arizona, USA will provide the inertial
reference system (IRS) and the auxiliary power unit (APU) for the
CSeries aircraft. The IRS system provides positioning and attitude
data for the aircraft's navigation system as well as other systems.
The APU provides power as well as pressurized air for engine start
and cabin systems.
Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand business, located in
Wilson, North Carolina, USA, will be responsible for the integrated
fire protection system for the CSeries aircraft. The Kidde turnkey
solution includes an array of fire protection equipment such as
advanced technology smoke detectors, fire detectors,
environmentally-friendly fire extinguishers and integrated control
L-3 Aviation Recorders (L-3AR), a division of L-3 Communications,
will design, develop, qualify and manufacture the state-of-the-art
voice and flight data recording system for the CSeries aircraft. The
system provides very high fidelity flight crew voice recording
capability along with digital air traffic and ground control data
message recording, and flight data recording at the highest data
rates possible for new-design aircraft. The L-3AR CVR and FDR
products and accessories ensure full compliance with all FAA and
Transport Canada requirements.
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH of Germany will be responsible for
the design and manufacture of the complete landing gears system which
includes the main and nose landing gears, the landing gear control
and indication system, the alternate release system, the proximity
sensing system and the steering control system.
Magnaghi & Salver, Italy, will provide composite inboard/outboard
flaps, spoilers and main landing gear doors for the CSeries aircraft.
Magnaghi & Salver are part of the Invesco Group.
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) of Akron, Ohio, USA will be
responsible for the design, development and manufacture of the
wheels, electro-mechanically actuated carbon brakes, and the brake
control system for the CSeries aircraft. The systems presented by
MABS are designed to provide expanded capabilities when compared to a
hydraulic braking system with additional features including: brake
wear monitoring, enhanced system redundancy and facilitated aircraft
Panasonic Avionics Corporation of Lake Forest, CA, USA, has been
selected to supply the Cabin Management and Passenger Address System
(CMS). The CMS, with its highly integrated digital architecture,
allows control, monitoring and diagnostics of numerous aircraft cabin
functions, including temperature and lighting. The CMS also provides
a complete embedded digital audio solution offering Passenger
Address, Interphone and PRAM (Pre-Recorded Announcements and Music)
capabilities to the CSeries aircraft passengers, cabin and flight
Parker Air & Fuel Division of Irvine, California, USA will be
responsible for the design and manufacture of the fuel tank inerting
system for the CSeries aircraft. The fuel inerting system displaces
the oxygen located in the aircraft fuel tank to increase safety.
Senior Aerospace BWT of Manchester, UK will be responsible for the
design and manufacturing of the low pressure air distribution systems
for the CSeries aircraft cabin and cockpit environmental control
systems (ECS). The low pressure ducting system brings fresh air into
the aircraft for various purposes such as conditioned air supply,
cabin air re-circulation, flight deck instrumentation cooling,
avionics ventilation and windshield demisting.
Senior Aerospace SSP of Burbank, California, USA will be responsible
for the design and manufacturing of the high pressure (HP) bleed air
and ram air ducting systems for the CSeries aircraft. The bleed air
HP ducting is conveyed from the engines and the auxiliary power unit
(APU) to the environment control system (ECS), the aircraft wing
anti-ice system and the fuel tank inerting system. The ram air HP
ducting conveys ram air (fresh air from the outside) to the ECS and
fuel tank inerting systems.
Sonaca of Gosselies, Belgium will supply the fixed leading edges,
slats and tracks for the CSeries aircraft wings.
Spirit AeroSystems of Wichita, Kansas, USA will be responsible for
the design, manufacturing and testing of the complete pylons for the
CSeries aircraft program. The pylons are major structural components
holding the Engines and Nacelle assembly to the wings.
Woodward MPC of Skokie, Illinois, USA will be responsible for the
design and production of the throttle quadrant assembly (TQA) which
acts as the direct link for the control of the engine thrust and is
located in the cockpit suite.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global
corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded
on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index
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