This website uses cookies
More information
Site Filter — Worldwide / All Aircraft
Bombardier reduces workforce by 2,500
The majority of workforce reductions at Bombardier will impact manufacturing operations in Canada and will be carried out progressively throughout 2020. Jet deliveries are forecast to be down 30 per cent year-on-year.

Bombardier Aviation is adjusting its workforce to align with current market conditions to reflect the extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges caused by COVID-19.

When the pandemic first arose, Bombardier responded quickly, suspending manufacturing operations to support local government efforts to slow the spread of the virus and to protect the health and safety of employees, partners and customers. Over the past month the OEM, guided by health professionals and industry best practices, implemented comprehensive procedures and safeguards to further protect employees and communities as manufacturing operations resumed. Now with business jet deliveries industry-wide forecasted to be down approximately 30 per cent year-over-year due to the pandemic, Bombardier must adjust its operations and workforce to ensure that it emerges from the current crisis on solid footing.

The company has made the decision to reduce its workforce by approximately 2,500 employees. The majority of these reductions will impact manufacturing operations in Canada and will be carried out progressively throughout 2020. Its worldwide customer service operations, it says, have continued to operate largely uninterrupted throughout the pandemic.

Bombardier expects to record a special charge of approximately $40 million in 2020 for this workforce adjustment, and will provide further information on its market outlook when it reports its second quarter financial results on 6 August.

Other News
HK Bellawings gladly receives flagship Global 7500
July 11, 2021
Since its inception, HK Bellawings has maintained a top ranking in terms of fleet size in the Asia Pacific region and garnered praise from clients for its flexibility and adaptability. A Global 7500 will do its reputation no harm.
Chartright to debut ‘spectacular’ Global 7500 in Canada
July 4, 2021
As the Global 7500 business jet is assembled in Toronto and completed and delivered from Montreal, Bombardier was only too pleased to handover two units to Toronto-based operator Chartright Air Group.
Bombardier service centres singled out for Diamond praise
May 21, 2021
The AMT Diamond Award of Excellence is presented to organisations that provide 100 per cent of their eligible technicians with regulatory, airworthiness and safety awareness training programmes within a given year.