Bombardier To Build Global Business Jets On YYZ Lands
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Bombardier has announced that Mississauga will be home to a new global manufacturing centre for its Global business jets. The 41.2 acre facility will be located on Toronto Pearson Lands.
The new one million square foot facility will see the final assembly line for the manufacturing of Bombardier's Global business jets and includes a hangar space for pre-flight activities.
The new facility will have the capacity to build up to 100 aircraft a year and is expected to support thousands of jobs.
"Today, I'm very excited to announce the relocation of our Global aircraft family production activities to a new, cutting-edge manufacturing facility at Toronto Pearson. This is a strategic move for Bombardier and a strong commitment to Ontario's aerospace industry. It will allow us to offer world-class career opportunities and continue fueling the economic development of the region for years to come," said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
"Mississauga is thrilled to welcome Bombardier to our city – a leading global aerospace hub and home to Canada's largest aerospace sector," said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "Bombardier could have picked anywhere in the world to locate their Global Manufacturing Centre but they chose Mississauga. Not only will this investment support jobs and attract talent, but it will also boost economic growth and help raise Mississauga's profile as a global aerospace hub where innovation in aerospace thrives."
Mississauga says its aerospace cluster is the largest in Canada with more than 345 aerospace companies employing 28,000 employees, including airlines, aerospace manufacturing firms, airport services and support services for aerospace manufacturers.
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