Bombardier confirmed (26-Nov-2009) it will reduce its CRJ aircraft production rate, citing the current economic and airline industry environments that continue to make it difficult to gain new aircraft orders, particularly for the CRJ aircraft family. The adjustment to the CRJ aircraft production rate will result in the layoff of approximately 715 employees. This is in addition to the approximately 4,360 layoffs previously announced this fiscal year for Bombardier Aerospace worldwide. Severance costs associated with this latest reduction in the employment level are approximately USD10 million. [more]
Bombardier Aerospace: “There are not enough projected CRJ aircraft sales to maintain the current production plans. Although we are in discussions with several airlines, we had to finalise our aircraft delivery schedule for the next fiscal year,” Guy C Hachey, President & COO. Source: Bombardier, 26-Nov-2009.