Montreal, Canada: Aerospace manufacturer Bombardier has announced the addition of 1,000 jobs in Montreal to meet rising demand for its new Global 7000 series.
The manufacturer reported that the series will be the largest purpose-built business jet in the industry, with the longest range and speed, when it enters into service in the second half of 2018— two years behind schedule.
The new plane has a price in the range of US$70 to US$72 million, and the company has said it has orders booked up through 2021.
Chief executive Alain Bellamare said that demand for business jets, after a weak decade, has picked up. The company will work over the next 18 months on the aircraft’s interior, which boasts a kitchen and four distinct living spaces. The new positions come after the company slashed more than 15,000 jobs in its aerospace and rail divisions around the world since 2015.