Bombardier Inc, a diversified Canadian corporation with 79,000 employees, formed Bombardier Aerospace in 1986, subsequently combining design and manufacturing activities of Canadair (1986), de Havilland (1992), Learjet (1990) and Shorts (1989). Sales, marketing and support are conducted by the Amphibious Aircraft, Regional Aircraft and Business Aircraft units.
Bombardier Aerospace also designs and manufactures components for Airbus and Boeing.
Bombardier Aerospace's revenue for the year ended 31 January 2001 totalled C$12 billion. Deliveries in 2001 were 370 aircraft, the same as 2000, but a reduction of 40 over target figure projected at the start of the year. Total for 2001 comprised 206 regional aircraft, 162 business jets and two amphibians. Previous deliveries in company's financial years were 146, 168, 178, 227 and 292 in 1995-99.