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Bombardier awards contract to Ghafari to redevelop CSeries Aircraft Manufacturing Complex

posted Aug 13, 2010, 6:20 AM by Rowan Hewitt   [ updated Aug 13, 2010, 6:21 AM ]

By Linda Blachly | August 13, 2010

Bombardier CSeries 100.

Ghafari Associates has announced that it has been awarded a contract from Bombardier Aerospace to redevelop its manufacturing complex in Montreal to support the lean manufacture of the CSeriesaircraft.

Ghafari, which declined to supply a contract value, will provide complete architecture and engineering services at Bombardier’s production and testing complex in Mirabel. This complex will support the continued manufacturing of the CRJaircraft and serve as the final assembly and completion center for the CSeries. The project’s facilities include final assembly halls, a flight test center, an aircraft finishing facility, a final delivery center, external testing areas, an administration building and a customer support center.

“I see this project as the ultimate opportunity for us,” said Chicago Office President and Principal Angelo Kokkino. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Bombardier as part of an integrated technological process.”

Bombardier said it values the market for 100- to 149-seat aircraft at more than $362 billion in revenue over the next 20 years and expects to capture up to half of it with the CSeries, having already booked 90 orders.