Published on : Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it delivered 238 aircraft during 2013, compared to 233 aircraft deliveries in the previous calendar year ended December 31, 2012. The company also received orders for 388 aircraft, net of cancellations, compared to 481 orders, net of cancellations, for the previous year.
“The global economy has remained persistently sluggish, and with its recovery taking longer than originally anticipated, 2013 continued to be a challenging year for aviation,” said Guy Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “Despite this difficult environment, we put in a solid performance overall. We had a successful order intake that included firm orders from a broad base of customers located in both traditional and emerging markets. A few of these included Flexjet LLC, VistaJet, American Airlines, the Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) of Russia and Iraqi Airways.”
“Bombardier’s strategy of geographic diversification in targeted countries continued to gain momentum in 2013. Our focus to expand our products’ presence in growing international markets yielded results with orders from customers based in Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, the Middle East and Russia. We are encouraged by the volume of orders for both business and commercial aircraft, and the resulting strong order backlog. As well, we achieved a significant milestone with the sale of one of our Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft to a customer in the U.S.,” added Mr. Hachey.