Mexico Gets Part Of Global 7000/8000 Work

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Bombardier has announced that major components of its flagship Global 7000 and 8000 business jets will be built in its Queretaro, Mexico plant. The company said Tuesday that the rear fuselages of the large long-range jets will be built in Queretaro. The decision was expected since the aft fuselages of Global 5000 and 6000 models are also built at the Mexico plant. Final assembly for the Global 7000 and 8000 will be done at Bombardier's Downsview plant in Toronto and interiors will be finished at the company's completion center in Dorval, just outside Montreal.

The Queretaro plant is a significant contributor to many Bombardier programs and will do a lot of the work on the Learjet 85. Mexican workers will do all the major work on the composite airframe of the latest Lear along with wiring, wings and tail. Final assembly of the 85 will be in Wichita. Bombardier opened the Mexico plant in 2006 and it has 1,700 employees. In addition to business jets, the plant also contributes to the production of regional jets and Q400 turboprops.