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Avior signs $40 million aircraft parts deal with Bombardier; will create 30 jobs


June 27, 2011
By The Canadian Press

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Avior Integrated Products Inc. plans to create 30 new jobs in Quebec after the private company won a $40-million contract to build structural components for Bombardier Aerospace.

Avior said that the new parts and assemblies can be used in the manufacture of several Bombardier aircraft, including Challenger, CSeries, Global, Learjet 85 and NextGen.

The new work is expected to create more than 30 new jobs over the next year at Avior operations in Laval and Granby, Que.

“We are very excited about the award of this new work and the impact it will have in establishing Avior as a Quebec-based integrator of aerospace metal and composite structures,” said Stephen Kearns, president and CEO of the company. “We are very proud of our 40-year partnership with Bombardier. They have played such an important role in our growth and development as a supplier. This contract will help build on this relationship into the next decade.”

Meanwhile, Fort Collins, Colo.-based Woodward, Inc. said it had secured new contracts to provide a number of new products for the Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft.

Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed, but Woodward said they will supply fly-by-wire LRU rudder pedal assemblies and cargo compartment door and auxiliary power unit door actuation systems.

The components, jointly developed by Woodward and Bombardier, mark the continuation of a long-term, co-operative relationship between the companies, Woodward said in a release.

Woodward had already been selected to supply the plane’s throttle quadrant assembly, as well as combustion, actuation and oil system components for the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engine that will power the CSeries.