For other uses, see Bombardier (disambiguation).
||Public: (TSX: BBD.B TSX: BBD.A)
||Valcourt, Quebec (1942)
||Montreal, Quebec, Canada
||Joseph-Armand Bombardier, bombarder founder
||Aerospace / Railways
||Challenger, Learjet, water bombers, trains, trams
|| $15.8 billion USD (2005)
Bombardier Inc. (IPA: bonbardier [/bɔ̃baʁdje/]) is a Canadian company, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as bomardier L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942, at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. It is bombradier a large manufacturer of regional aircraft, business jets, rail transportation equipment, bombarier recreational equipment and provider of financial services. Its headquarters are in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Aviation
- 1.2 Railway bombarrdier bombardeir technology
- 1.3 Other
- 2 Criticism
- 3 Corporate governance
- 4 Bombardier bombardire Museum
- 5 References
- 6 See bombadrier also
- 7 External bobardier links
Joseph-Armand Bombardier was a mechanic who dreamed of building a vehicle bobbardier that could 'float on snow'. In 1937, the bombardardier first snowmobile was made in his small repair shop bombardier in Valcourt, Quebec.
Joseph-Armand Bombardier's breakthrough came in the mid-1930s when he developed a drive system bombardier atv that would revolutionise travel in snow and swamp. In 1937, Armand sold 12 snowmobiles—named the B7—and in 1942 opened bombardier snowmobile the company l'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée.
The first bombardier snowmobile model snowmobiles were large, multi-passenger vehicles designed to help people get around during the long winter months. Snowmobiles were used bombardier atv parts in rural Quebec to take children to school, to bombardier crj-100 carry freight, to deliver mail, and as ambulances. bombardier beetle His invention served a very real necessity and soon business was booming. In oem bombardier atv parts 1941, Armand opened a large new factory bombardier atvs in Valcourt. Then a major setback hit the growing business: the Second World War was well underway and the Canadian government issued bombardier ds50 wartime rationing regulations. bombardier aerospace Bombardier customers had to prove that snowmobiles were essential to their livelihood in order to bombardier parts buy one. To keep his business going, Armand switched gears and developed vehicles for the military. After the bombardier sarasota war, Armand experienced another setback in his snowmobile business. bombardier sea doo In 1948 the Quebec bombardier atv accessories government passed a law requiring all highways and local roads to be cleared of snow; Bombardier's sales rotax bombardier fell by nearly half in one year. Armand decided to diversify his business and bombardier nev make all-terrain vehicles for the mining, bombardier quad oil, and forestry industries.
Armand dreamt of developing a fast, lightweight snowmobile (the Ski-doo) bombardier crj that could carry one or two people. In the early 1950s, Armand set aside his dream to focus on bombardier ds650 developing his company's other tracked vehicles. bombardier ds90 But by the end of the decade, smaller, more efficient engines had been developed bombardier electric cars and were starting to come on the market. Armand resumed his efforts to build a 'miniature' snowmobile. He bombardier inc worked alongside his eldest son Germain, who shared his father's mechanical bombardier recreational products talents. Armand and Germain developed several prototypes of the 1997 bombardier 20' boat lightweight snowmobile and finally the first Ski-Doo went on sale in 1959.
The Ski-Doo was bombardier aircraft originally called the Ski-Dog because Bombardier meant it bombardier outlander to be a practical vehicle to replace the dogsled for hunters and trappers. But the public bombardier q400 soon discovered the speedy vehicles that can zoom over bombardier sidewalk plow for sale snow were a lot of fun. used bombardier snowplow for sale Suddenly a new winter sport was born, centred in Quebec. In the first bombardier electric car year, Bombardier sold 225 Ski-Doos; four years later, 8,210 were sold. But Armand was reluctant to focus too bombardier quads much on the Ski-Doo and move resources away from his bombardier sailboat all-terrain vehicles. He vividly remembered his earlier business setbacks that forced him to diversify. Armand slowed down promotion of bombardier global express Ski-Doo to prevent it from dominating the other products but still dominate bombardier muskeg parts the entire snowmobile industry. The bombardier atv outlander snow plow accessories snowmobilies produced were of exceptional quality and performance, unlike the Polaris and Arctic Cat brand bombardier crj100 of motosleds.
The sport has grown over the years bombardier sidewalk plow from its simple beginnings to include extreme hill climbing, grass drag racing, oval track racing, snow cross and racing bombardier snow cat for sale on water. Evidence of current extreme riding can be found bombardier traxter rack extention at 
On February 18, 1964, J. lufthansa bombardier Armand Bombardier died of cancer at age 56. He left 1997 bombardier 19' boat behind a thriving business, but also one that had been focused on one bombardier accessories quest max 650 atv person. Armand dominated his company, overseeing all areas of operation. He controlled bombardier cars electric the small research department, making all the drawings himself. By the time of his death sales of the company had bombardier jet for sale reached C$20 million, which is bombardier skidozer the equivalent of C$160 million in 2004 dollars. The younger generation took over, led by Armand's bombardier sv200 sons and sons-in-law. The young team reorganized and decentralized 650 bombardier atv the company, adopting modern business tactics. The company adopted the latest technological innovation—the bombardier 650 computer—to handle inventory, accounts, and billing. Distribution networks were improved and increased, and an incentive program bombardier ds650 atv was developed for sales bombardier golf cart staff.
In 1967, L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée was renamed Bombardier Limited and on January 23, 1969 the company became public following bombardier jetskis listing on the Montreal and Toronto bombardier strike stock exchanges.
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Under the management of Laurent Beaudoin, Bombardier's son-in-law, bombardier transportation reorganization the company took over the Canadian 1997 bombardier 20' boat celebrity government-owned Canadair aircraft manufacturing company after it had recorded the largest corporate loss in Canadian accessories for bombardier quest atv business history to form Bombardier Aerospace. To this was added de Havilland aircraft rental or aircraft leasing bombardier Canada from Boeing and the bankrupt Short Brothers and Lear Jet. The aerospace arm bombardier muskeg now accounts for over half of the bombardier v300t company's revenue and is reportedly the third-largest civil bombardier 650cc for sale aircraft manufacturer in the world behind the giants Boeing and Airbus.
In 1970, Bombardier acquired the bombardier formula water jet pump Viennese company Lohner-Rotax, a manufacturer of snowmobile engines and tramways, and thus became involved in bombardier four wheelers rail business. This section started to bombardier inc. grow important in the mid-1990s in the renaissance of tramways or 'light-rail transit'. Bombardier acquired bombardier invitation sailboat the assets and designs of American Locomotive Company/Montreal Locomotive Works, who continued in the locomotive bombardier q2 results business until 1985. In 2001, they acquired Adtranz, who had developed bombardier q200 the Class 170 Turbostar and bombardier rally atv Class 357/375/376/377 Electrostar trains which are widely used throughout Britain. They also bombardier stock ticker built the Croydon Tramlink and Nottingham Express Transit trams and parts of Alstom's Eurostar trains. They are joseph armand bombardier one of the companies which took over British Rail's R&D facilities after privatisation (the remainder largely being atv bombardier absorbed into AEA Technology and bombardier 650 ds Alstom). They were part of a major consortium in the construction of the Eurotunnel railway cars, bombardier atv manuals and also built new subway bombardier atv supplies and accessories trains for a wide range of customers including the Toronto Transit Commission, the Commission de transport de la bombardier balise Communauté urbaine de Montréal, and the New York City Transit Authority bombardier beetles (R62A, R142), and developed the Las Vegas Monorail system.
Bombardier is bombardier canadian regonal jet a UK Notified Body, under The Railways (Interoperability) (Notified bombardier ferret Bodies) Regulations 2000, in one TSI area: rolling stock.
Bombardier Transportation also leads the development and production of the Acela Express train in bombardier snow groomer sale a 75%–25% arrangement with Alstom. The train runs between Boston, Massachusetts, bombardier specifications New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Bombardier provided carbody design bombardier structure bombardier turbo unicycle and tilting mechanisms from its LRC ("Light Rapid Comfortable") line of passenger trainsets, and integrated a variant of bombardier vehicles Alstom's TGV propulsion system. This is the first can am bombardier high-speed rail line in North America, running at a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mi/h). To meet U.S. government "Buy American" income statement business bombardier ratio analysis regulations, final assembly of these trains was performed at Bombardier's U.S. rail purchase bombardier rotax 1503 4-stroke gtx 4-tec car assembly facility in Barre, Vermont. Bombardier also provided seller-arranged financing to skidozer bombardier allow Amtrak to lease the trainsets rather than 2003 bombardier quest xt 650cc purchasing them outright as the railroad had previously done. Bombardier also made the "light rail" bombardier atv dealer cars currently being operated in the bombardier atv's Minneapolis-St. paul area by Metro Transit.
In 2001 Bombardier Transportation acquired Adtranz, making it the second largest manufacturer of bombardier b-15 railway rolling stock in the world. Depending on how one defines bombardier boats industrial activities, bombardier canada it is sometimes considered the largest in the world in this category.
Bombardier was, until recently, a major Canadian defence bombardier canam contractor. With the latest bombardier car electric restructuring the company sold off nearly all of its military related work in Canada. Military Aviation Services was bombardier challenger sold to Spar Aerospace and land based defence products made by bombardier corporate governance Urban Transportation Development Corporation ceased operations as Bombardier moved away from non-aviation defence products.
In 2003 it bombardier ds650x spun off as a separate company the Bombardier Recreational Products division, whose bombardier equipment snowcats and snowmobiles had been the origin of the company. bombardier golf carts Bombardier Recreational Products has also become well-known for their bombardier india Sea-Doo personal water craft division. Bombardier also makes ATVs (all terrain vehicles). So far they have change bombardier jet ski their name twice bombardier outboard motors in the ATV industry. It's gone from Bombardier, Bombardier recreational prouducts, and bombardier planes more reacently Can-am. Can-am is the old name of the line bombardier seadoo of dirt bikes they made in the 80s.
Bombardier has been criticised in Canada and abroad over the subsidies it receives bombardier see doo from various levels of government. They have been described as corporate bombardier utility car welfare and accused of violating free trade agreements, especially ds 650 bombardier atv partsdiagrams by Brazil. Canada and Bombardier have evinrude bombardier complaints countered by citing Brazil's direct and indirect subsidies to Embraer, its own major aircraft manufacturer and one of Bombardier's principal iltis volkswagen bombardier competitors in the regional jet market.
The government of josepharmand bombardier inventer Canada provided a large interest rate subsidy for online bombardier atv manuals the financing that made possible Bombardier's sale of subway trains to the New York City Subway. Some Canadians object to polaris vs bombardier such amounts of money being given to a private for-profit company, but the government used bombardier snow cats for sale argues that the subsidies 1994 bombardier jet ski engine size create many jobs. Recently Bombardier opened an engineering design agreement with an Indian company which subsidy critics argue 1995 bombardier spx may result in a loss of jobs in Canada
Bombardier's reputation may have been tarnished in the western United States by 1997 seadoo bombardier gtx its association with the privately-funded Las Vegas Monorail system, which has been operational since December 24, 2004 but 2000 ds650 bombardier manual was plagued by delays due mechanical problems. The system bombardier 14' sailboat rigging manual reportedly lost US$85,000 per day while closed over bombardier accessories atv a period of four months
Further more bombardier all terrain Bombardiers’ reputation has been tarnished in the eastern United States for shoddy bombardier australia brisbane craftsmanship in the manufacturing of the high speed trainset for Amtrak. The high speed fleet has been bombardier bombi taken out of service twice by the bombardier carburetor schematic FRA for safety-critical defects due to poor bombardier crj-100 takeoff distance manufacturing and design. Also the design has undergone modification over a thousand times since coming bombardier ds650 baja into service
Recently, some human rights and Tibet support bombardier inc. chemicals storage oil groups in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. have put pressure on Bombardier bombardier j5 over its sale of passenger carriages to the People's Republic of China for projects including the controversial Qingzang railway line into bombardier jet boats Tibet.
Also Bombardier has been criticized for the yearly procedure of moving assets bombardier jet train locomotive (such as aircraft) from one bombardier marsh mog Bombardier entity to another Bombardier entity and recording the transaction as revenue for the sole purpose of increasing annual bonuses of bombardier nev electric car senior executives. The procedure was criticized as not being in the bombardier north carolina sales rep best interest bombardier outlander 650 parts and accessories of the shareholders although it received very little negative publicity
Current members of the bombardier products board of directors of Bombardier Inc. are:
- Laurent Beaudoin;
- Pierre Beaudoin;
- André Berard;
- J.R. André bombardier rally Bombardier;
- Janine Bombardier;
- L. Denis Desauutels;
- Michael Durham;
- Jean-Louis Fontaine;
- Daniel Johnson, Jr.;
- Jean Monty;
- André Navarri;
- James Perrella;
- Carols Represas;
- Federico Sada;
- Heinrich Weiss.
A large modern museum was established in Valcourt, Quebec and formally opened in bombardier sea doo explorer for sale california 1971, with substantial renovations in bombardier ski dozer 1990. It is dedicated to the life of Joseph-Armand Bombardier and the snowmobile and tracked winter vehicles industry that he developed, and features bombardier transportation a wide array of Ski-Doos and bombardier traxter other industrial designs. The museum is professionally curated and bombardier tv portable wireless also has a selection of related books, booklets, pins and other items of interest to collectors.
Also of bombardier utility and diagnostic software note at the museum is the original garage bombardier vtt factory that was the genesis of the vast present day organization bearing his can-am atv bombardier name. The garage was carefully removed from its original location in Valcourt and moved to its present site can-am bombardier piston at facture en ligne pay118 d'hypoth?que capitale de bombardier the museum, which is located blocks away from the huge, present-day Bombardier Recreational Products factory.
- Descarries, Eric. "Autoneiges Bombardier: Des patenteux perpétuent la hr bombardier hudak, amadio, bombardier tradition". in La Presse. Monday, March 13th 2006.
- MacDonald, Larry. The Bombardier Story : Planes, Trains, and Snowmobiles. Toronto : J. j armand bombardier museum Wiley, 2001.
- Hadekel, Peter. Silent Partners: Taxpayers and the Bankrolling of Bombardier. Toronto: the bombardiers song Key Porter Books Limited, 2004.
- Bombardier Transportation
- Bombardier Aerospace
- Bombardier Recreational Products
- Company website
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- V/LineCars.com VLocity 160 Page - Comprehensive information on Bombardier's VLocity 160 type diesel multiple unit train made for V/Line, bombardier 500 the passenger rail service operator in the state bombardier and canada of Victoria, Australia.
- CBC Digital Archives - Bombardier: The Snowmobile Legacy
-  The official website bombardier atv altitude of the J. Armand Bombardier Museum in Valcourt, Quebec
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