Bombardier has a significant presence, a strong track record and established history in the U.S. with both its Aviation and Transportation divisions.
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.
employees across 14 states.
$2.1 billion in direct export sales from U.S. activities
$14 billion in business for U.S. suppliers across 49 states (2015-2019)
$11.8 billion in indirect exports from international activities
6 manufacturing sites
24 service centers; 2 parts distribution centers; 2 component repair and overhaul facilities; and 1 equipment refurbishment center.
1 - US exports generated from purchases by Bombardier’s overseas operations
Below are some important milestones for Bombardier in the U.S.:
Bombardier enters the U.S. rail market. Following contracts in Chicago (1976) and New Jersey (1980), the company opens its first domestic rail production facility in Barre, VT.
Bombardier strengthens its rail expertise, acquiring Pullman Technology of Chicago along with the mass transit equipment division of the Budd Company.
Bombardier acquires Learjet Corporation, with facilities in Wichita, KS; Dallas, TX; Tucson, AZ; and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Bombardier opens its Plattsburgh, NY rail car manufacturing plant, to supply trains for customers across the United States.
Bombardier acquires German-based Adtranz including automated transit technologies from Westinghouse Transportation Systems and production facilities outside Pittsburgh, PA.
Bombardier completes a $25 million expansion of its Plattsburgh site.
Bombardier breaks ground on a new business aircraft service center in Opa-locka, FL, which will serve as a hub for Latin America customers.
Bombardier’s Wichita site becomes the home for final completions of Global 5000 and Global 5500 business jets.
Bombardier acquires Triumph Group Inc.’s aircraft wing manufacturing operations based in Red Oak, TX.
Bombardier introduces the Learjet 75 Liberty, a six seat, spacious upgrade to the iconic business jet.
Bombardier manufactures a broad range of business aircraft. U.S. technology and expertise play key roles in our aircraft programs:
the Global 7500 ultra-long-range business jet contains 66 percent U.S. content including major systems such as engines, wings, and avionics;
he Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 business jets contain 50 percent and 63 percent U.S. content, respectively, including engines and avionics;
the Advanced Metallic Wing for the Global 7500 aircraft is assembled at Bombardier’s manufacturing facility in Red Oak, TX;
final completions for the Global 5000 and 5500 business jets are done at Bombardier’s manufacturing campus in Wichita, KS.
IN THE UNITED STATES
Bombardier manufactures Learjet business jets at its manufacturing campus in Wichita, Kansas. Bombardier’s Flight Test Center, also in Wichita, is the center of excellence for development and certification flight testing of all Bombardier aircraft.
In 2019, Bombardier acquired Triumph Group Inc.’s aircraft wing manufacturing division based in Red Oak, TX. The purchase significantly increased Bombardier’s manufacturing footprint in the U.S. and is a critical part of the supply chain for the state-of-the-art Global 7500 program.
BOMBARDIER SPECIALIZED AIRCRAFT
The U.S. government currently operates 64 specialized Bombardier aircraft for a variety of missions, including military applications, flight inspection and search and rescue operations.
The United States Air Force operates Bombardier Global aircraft fitted with the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system. Developed in the U.S., and flight tested in Wichita, these aircraft are employed as sophisticated high-altitude communications relay platforms that transmit data between disparate battlefield communications systems
Bombardier has an extensive aftermarket services network throughout the U.S. to support its installed fleet of more than 2,700 business jets. The company’s repair and overhaul facilities provide high-skill, well-paying jobs similar to those in manufacturing and are an important economic driver for local communities.
A VAST FOOTPRINT TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS
Business Aircraft Service Centers located in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Texas
Regional Support Offices in Arizona, Connecticut and Florida
Parts Distribution Center in Illinois
Component Repair and Overhaul center in Kansas
A Customer Response Team provides 24/7 support to customers wherever they are located, whenever the need arises. Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Mobile Response Team fleet of 19 vehicles, a dedicated Chicago-based Learjet 45 aircraft, Field Service Representatives, and technicians get the job done.
Bombardier Transportation provides rail equipment, systems and after-market services to transit and airport authorities across the U.S. It has a broad installed product base, including:
20 high speed trainsets for the Amtrak Acela Express High Speed Train service – the first and only high speed trains in North America
More than 2,100 subway cars in New York City
More than 1,100 electric commuter rail cars serving New York
More than 400 aluminum BiLevel commuter cars operating in 11 U.S. metropolitan regions
Fully automated transit systems in 18 U.S. cities
A driverless monorail system in the heart of Las Vegas
Nearly 500 stainless steel, MultiLevel vehicles in New Jersey and Maryland
Electric and dual-power locomotives with NJ TRANSIT
A fleet of light rail vehicles in Minneapolis
Over 700 rapid transit cars in Chicago
U.S. projects currently underway include:
775 rail cars for San Francisco
Positive Train Control capability on sections of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad
An INNOVIA APM 256 automated people mover system with 36 vehicles for Chicago O’Hare International Airport
17 dual-power locomotives for NJ TRANSIT
An extension to the automated people mover system with 24 INNOVIA APM 200 vehicles for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
A new automated people mover system for Los Angeles International Airport
113 Multilevel III commuter rail cars for NJ TRANSIT
Bombardier’s rail business employs U.S. workers at production and services sites across 12 states. The company manufactures rail vehicles at its facilities in Plattsburgh, NY and Pittsburg, CA. Sites in Pittsburgh, PA design and produce rail products for both domestic and export markets.
Bombardier also provides a broad range of aftermarket services in the rail industry, including operations, maintenance, vehicle and component refurbishment, and material and technology solutions.
The company operates, maintains and provides technical support to four commuter rail systems in California, Florida and Maryland, and a light rail system in New Jersey.
It also supports fully automated transit systems at 14 airports across the country in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
Bombardier’s U.S. centers for rolling stock refurbishment and parts distribution are located in Kanona and Plattsburgh, New York, respectively.