Tomorrow’s Bombardier earnings call: trying to be upbeat in the midst of a tornado

Subscription Required. Introduction As the market prepares for Bombardier’s 2014 year end earnings call tomorrow, CEO Pierre Beaudoin has his work cut out for him to restore confidence among the airlines and lessors who have ordered the CSeries… Read More

Odds and Ends: BBD’s Sheridan to Nordic; United and 777s

BBD’s Sheridan: Rod Sheridan, who retired last year after 20 years at Bombardier, has been named vice chairman of Nordic Aviation Capital, the world’s largest lessor of turboprop aircraft. Nordic owns more ATR turboprops and has more on… Read More

Assessing turmoil at Bombardier: it doesn’t stop at CSeries

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Bombardier.(Subscription required.) ““We did not fully expect and prepare” for the competitive response, said a Bombardier executive. Its studies concluded re-engining the A320 and 737 made no economic sense and… Read More

Sales chief Ray Jones leaves Bombardier, delivering another blow to commercial program

Ray Jones, who replaced Chet Fuller in December 2013 as head of Bombardier commercial airplane programs, quit. BBD said Jones and the company mutually agreed to his departure, was was labeled for “personal reasons.” BBD would not elaborate…. Read More