Bombardier reports strong delivery and order book numbers for 2007

BombardierBombardier has reported strong delivery, and order book, numbers for 2007 saying that it delivered 361 aircraft in the fiscal year ended 31 January 2008, a 10% increase over year-ago deliveries of 326. New aircraft orders nearly doubled, to 698, as compared to 363 for the previous year.

"This has been an excellent year for orders and deliveries at Bombardier," said Bombardier Aerospace president and COO Pierre Beaudoin. "Our business aircraft unit in particular reached historic highs in orders and deliveries, mirroring an upsurge in the global industry. Add to this significant demand for our regional aircraft--particularly larger regional jets and turboprops--and Bombardier continues to be well-positioned today and in the future."

Regional aircraft deliveries were at 128, up 14 per cent.

The company also delivered 47 Q400s, as compared to 31 a year earlier, trending a shift in the market towards larger aircraft. It also delivered 56 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, compared to 50 the previous year.