International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)

April 28, 2016 12:02 ET

Delta Order Great for Our Membership

Great for the Canadian Aerospace Industry

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 28, 2016) - "This is great news for our IAM membership at Bombardier and indeed for the Canadian aerospace industry as a whole," said a pleased IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie.

Ritchie was reacting to the announcement this morning that Bombardier confirmed its biggest order so far for its C Series airliner: an order from U.S. giant Delta Airlines for up to 125 jets.

"I am so pleased to see that the airline industry is finally realizing that the C Series is a superior aircraft and one that will take the industry toward the next century," said Ritchie. The order from a major global airline is a significant boost to the C Series program. Delta has placed a firm order for 75 of the 120-seat C Series 100 model with options on an additional 50 aircraft. The value of the deal is about $5.6 billion U.S. The first Delta C Series 100 aircraft will be delivered in 2018.

On February 17, 2016, Air Canada announced it would purchase 45 C Series 300 aircraft with options on 30 additional aircraft. Bombardier's C Series order book now stands at 370 firm orders.

"It's taken us a while to get there but finally we have recognition for what we knew from the beginning, what is to become a world product leader in commercial aviation," said Ritchie.

The IAM which is the largest union in the Canadian Aerospace industry, represents over 4,600 workers at Bombardier.

Contact Information

  • Dave Ritchie
    IAM Canadian General Vice President
    416-386-1789 Ext #6323

    Bill Trbovich
    IAM Director of Communications
    416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765