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Bombardier selling Downsview property for $635M to pension manager

Also signed long-term lease of a Toronto Pearson International Airport property for Global business jet assembly.

May 3, 2018   by CP STAFF

Global 7000, Bombardier’s largest business aircraft.
Photo: Bombardier

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to sell its Downsview property in Toronto for $635 million to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.

Under a lease agreement, Bombardier will continue to operate from Downsview for up to three years following the closing of the deal, with two optional one-year extension periods. The Montreal-based aerospace company assembles Global 6000 business jets and Q400 turboprops there.

Bombardier also signed an agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for a long-term lease of a property at Toronto Pearson International Airport where it plans a new final assembly plant for its Global business jets.

The company made the announcements as it reported its latest financial results.

Bombardier says it earned $44 million or a penny per share on $4.03 billion in revenue in the quarter ended March 31. That compared with a profit of $6 million or zero cents per share on $3.61 billion in revenue a year ago.

On an adjusted basis, Bombardier says it earned $35 million or a penny per share in the quarter compared with an adjusted profit of $38 million or a penny per share a year ago.

 


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