Bombardier won a major military contract in the United States that could reach 60 560 million by 2026.
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Initially, the U.S. Air Force will pay the Quebec Company $ 84 million to purchase the Global 6000 aircraft, which will be converted into a communications aircraft for combat zones. Orders for five additional devices could follow in the next five years.
Global flights converge in Toronto. Copies intended for American troops are to be modified at the Baptist Bombardier E-11A baptism plant at Wichita, Kansas. The interior and exterior painting of the aircraft will be carried out at the company facilities in Tucson, Arizona.
The first device of this agreement will enter service by the end of the year. It replaces the E-11A that crashed in Afghanistan in January 2020 following an engine failure that killed four people.
From 2007 to 2013, Bombardier sent four global aircraft to U.S. forces, including the wreckage.
“The United States Air Force is proud to have re-elected Bombardier,” said Michelle Oulette, vice president of special operations at Bombardier.
“Our US-based employees are honored to put their skills to work on this high-level project,” he added.