Bombardier Put To Rights Its Three Plants With Spirit AeroSystems
Recently, Aircraft builder Bombardier declared it is in “advanced talks” to sell its Northern Ireland operation.
Moreover, the firm’s Belfast wing-making plant is one of the three facilities that are understood to be on the brink of being sold.
The sale will be made to the U.S. company Spirit AeroSystems, according to the news reports.
Meanwhile, operations of Bombardier Northern Ireland and Morocco were also for sale. This was in May when the Canadian firm made it happen.
The aircraft manufacturer handles around 3,600 people in Northern Ireland. It has also owned the former Shorts factory in Belfast since 1989.
Spirit AeroSystems is worth an appraised 7 billion U.S. dollar and employs around 15,000 workers global.
The firm has operated with Bombardier on its Airbus A220 aircraft. It was way back in 2009 when it was still the C Series.
Spirit also designs and shapes the pylon for the A220.
Bombardier Carries Great Data To Corporate Aviation
Elsewhere, Bombardier is to propose and install a health monitoring unit (HMU) in every Global and Challenger.
The proposal will be free of charge, as part of an initiative to bring the developing world of big data to commercial aviation.
Also, at NBAA, the Canadian creator revealed it is collaborating with G.E. Aviation.
The team-up is for the smart boxes to fit around 2,500 aircrafts from next year under a program it calls Smart Link Plus.
This program was already ongoing, and they will install them in new Global and Challengers.
On the other side, the HMUs, which G.E. designates as the “brains,” will capture data from each flight.
Data will then be “analyzed and transferred in actionable insights, drawing on Bombardier’s aircraft expertise with leveraging the power of the entire connected fleet,” declares the airframer.
Operators will be able to use this evidence to forecast when maintenance will be essential.