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Bombardier to reduce its CRJ regional jet production rate

21-Sep-2011 8:57 AM

Bombardier announced (20-Sep-2011) it will reduce the production output of its CRJ aircraft, effective Jan-2012, to align production with current market demand, as a result of the reduced pace of orders. The reduction is expected to be short-term. As a result of mitigation actions, which include employee transfers to other current and in development aircraft programmes at Bombardier Aerospace, no manpower impact is anticipated. Bombardier Aerospace, President and COO, Guy C Hachey, said several sales campaigns for CRJ aircraft are "making progress and the long-term prospects for the CRJ programme remain positive". Bombardier’s guidance in terms of commercial aircraft deliveries for 2011 of approximately 90 aircraft remains "relatively the same". Guidance for 2012 will be provided after the end of the current fiscal year. [more - original PR]