Bombardier appoints new president for transportation unit

Bombardier appoints new president for transportation unit

Bombardier Inc said on Thursday that Danny Di Perna will head its transportation division, replacing Laurent Troger at the helm of the company’s largest division by revenues. Di Perna, an industry veteran, joined the Canadian plane and train maker last year and most recently led its aerostructures and engineering services unit. Bombardier Transportation’s current president…

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Metrolinx to slap Bombardier with financial penalties over late LRT car delivery

Metrolinx to slap Bombardier with financial penalties over late LRT car delivery

Metrolinx plans to impose financial penalties on Bombardier Inc. after the Quebec train maker delivered only half of a promised six vehicles for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT by the Friday deadline. “Our contract clearly outlines financial penalties on Bombardier for delivering vehicles late. Metrolinx will enforce the contract and the financial penalties will be applied,”…

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New York City tells Bombardier to get its act together, halts new train deliveries until defects are fixed

New York City tells Bombardier to get its act together, halts new train deliveries until defects are fixed

MONTREAL — New York City Transit will stop taking new train car deliveries from Bombardier Inc until it fixes existing cars, as the Canadian aerospace and transportation company faces pressure to improve performance at its rail unit, its largest division by revenues. NYC Transit President Andy Byford told a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) committee meeting…

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‘Incomprehensible’: Bombardier CEO blasts Siemens win in Canada

‘Incomprehensible’: Bombardier CEO blasts Siemens win in Canada

Bombardier Inc.’s top executive says he can’t figure out how Canada’s government-owned passenger train operator could pick a foreign rival without demanding a minimum amount of local production. “It’s incomprehensible,” Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare told reporters Thursday in Montreal. “We work in many countries around the world, and all countries require significant local content. We…

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