Bombardier has signed a long-term lease
agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to
build its new Global Manufacturing Centre located at Toronto
Pearson International Airport.
With preliminary site work underway in
Mississauga and first production activities set to begin in 2023,
the facility will optimize final assembly operations for all
Global business jets, including the flagship Global 7500 business
The Global Manufacturing Centre at Toronto
Pearson International Airport is located approximately 20 km from the
current Global aircraft final assembly site at Downsview.
one million sqft facility will combine thousands of
employees with 21st century production and tooling innovation including a state-of-the-art automated positioning system
that uses laser-guided measuring to ensure major aircraft
structures, such as the wing and fuselage, are joined consistently
and perfectly each time.
“I'm very excited to announce the
relocation of our Global aircraft family production activities to
a new, cutting-edge manufacturing facility at Toronto Pearson.
This is a strategic move for Bombardier and a strong commitment to
Ontario’s aerospace industry. It will allow us to offer
world-class career opportunities and continue fueling the economic
development of the region for years to come,” said Alain Bellemare,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
Bombardier will continue to support the aerospace heritage of
the Downsview site with a multi-million-dollar contribution to the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium (DAIR) to
develop a visionary aerospace hub for academic research and
The contribution includes CA$2.5 million in
capital funding to refurbish the historic Moth Building, where
wartime Mosquito fighter bombers and Tiger Moth trainers were