Canadian Manufacturing

Bombardier, Sonaca to renew wing panel manufacturing deal

Sonaca Montreal makes wing panels for at least 10 Bombardier business, regional aircraft

MIRABEL, Que.—The Quebec company that makes wing panels for at least 10 Bombardier aircraft says the two sides “have agreed to soon renew” their manufacturing contracts.

According to Sonaca Montreal, a subsidiary of Belgian group Sonaca S.A., it has signed a letter of intent with Bombardier Aerospace to renew the deals that see it manufacture wing panels for the aerospace giant’s business and regional aircraft, including a host of models in the Challenger and Learjet series, and the C- and Q-series.

“We wish to renew our contracts with Bombardier Aerospace to confirm our position as a world leader in the integration of manufacturing large aluminum aircraft structures,” Sonaca Montreal CEO Philippe Hoste said in a statement.

The proposed five-deal deal between the two firms would run from January 2014 to December 2018.

Financial terms of the deals were not released.

Sonaca Montreal has manufacturing operations in Mirabel, Que., northwest of Montreal, where it employs approximately 310 people.

It has been making wing panels for Bombardier since 2003.

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