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The Global 7000, Bombardier wants to put into service in the second half of 2018, is seen as a cornerstone of the future of the division.
Bombardier plans to hire 1,000 employees over the next 18 months for the interior finish of its Global 7000 business jet to Montreal, which force the company to move the finish of the Global 5000 to its facilities in Kansas.
The Global 7000, Bombardier wants to put into service in the second half of 2018, is seen as a cornerstone of the future of the division and it would require 2700 workers in Canada, including about 1,700 in the montreal region.
The manufacturer aeronautics has indicated that the “Centre of excellence” of the Global 7000 will benefit from an investment of $ 80 million. Among the trades necessary to the finishing of the device, which is assembled in Toronto, are both carpenters that rembourreurs, and various types of technicians.
According to the president of Bombardier, Alain Bellemare, the displacement of the finish of the Global 5000 in Wichita will not lead to any loss of employment in Montreal, because the local workers will simply be transferred to the new program. Asked to describe what he would say to young people in training who are wondering about a future in aerospace, Mr. Bellemare has essentially acknowledged that it is a cyclical industry, but that there was ” always a strong and stable basis “.
The recall list of employees will be completely emptied, according to the quebec director of the union Uniforms, Renaud Gagné, who was also present for the announcement. According to the p.-d. g. of the cluster Aero Montreal Suzanne Benoit, Bombardier will be able to meet his needs with the québec workforce.
Expected since a few days, the announcement was made Friday in the presence of the québec minister of the Economy, Dominique Anglade, and the parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of economic Development, David Lametti.
At Bombardier, business aircraft division employs approximately 5,500 people in the Montreal area.