Bombardier Aerospace delivered 245 airplanes last year, including 163 business jets, and took net orders for 249 planes, including 191 business jets, the company said this morning.
Bombardier’s report is for the 11 months ending Dec. 31, as the company changes its fiscal year to the calendar year. In November, Bombardier’s Board of Directors approved the change of its financial year, which had run Feb. 1 to Jan. 31.
The company delivered 33 Learjets in the 2010 12-month period, the same number it delivered in 11 months last year. In 2010, it delivered 256 planes, including 155 business
“Bombardier Aerospace put in a solid performance,” the company said of its 2011 results.
That’s despite a volatile economic environment that continued to create uncertainty in many sectors around the world, including aerospace.
“The recurring fluctuations in the world economies in 2011 created a mood of caution in many sectors, and the resulting uncertainty continued to challenge the civil aviation industry,” Guy Hachey, president and CEO of Bombardier Aerospace, said in a statement. “However, with our comprehensive portfolio of business, commercial and amphibious aircraft, we are well positioned to meet the long-term needs of our customers.”