Chinese delegtion visits Bombardier’s Toronto facility
June 28, 2010, Toronto - In line with the long history of strategic business cooperation between Bombardier Inc. and China, a senior delegation from the People's Republic of China visited Bombardier Aerospace's manufacturing facility in Toronto on June 26.
His Excellency Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China,
led the delegation, which was accompanied by the Honourable Peter Van
Loan, Minister, International Trade, Canada and the Honourable Dalton
McGuinty, Premier of Ontario.
Several representatives of Bombardier, including Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace, Dr. Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier China and Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, were on hand to host the delegation, which included some members of the Chinese contingent that is currently in Toronto for the G20 Summit.
During the visit, Dr. Zhang presented an overview of Bombardier's global operations with a particular focus on China, and the delegation viewed exhibits and received a tour of two Bombardier aircraft, a Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner and a Global Express XRS business jet, both of which are manufactured at Bombardier's Toronto facility.
"Canadian companies are world leaders in aerospace, innovation and technology," said Minister Van Loan. "We are proud of the success of the Canadian aviation industry. The Q400 NextGen aircraft – manufactured in Toronto – is an example of that commercial and technological success."
"It is always an honour to extend Bombardier's hospitality to our strategic business partners," said Mr. Beaudoin. "The visit by His Excellency Hu Jintao provided us with a wonderful opportunity to highlight key aspects of our relationship with China and showcase one of our leading aerospace facilities."
Bombardier has a widespread presence and more than 4,000 employees in China. Bombardier offices are located in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Changchun, Changzhou and Hong Kong.