Gallery: Poised For Growth--A Tour Of Bombardier's Wichita SiteMolly McMillin
Bombardier announced April 19 that it has designated its Wichita facility as its new U.S. headquarters. The news follows the end of Learjet production and delivery of the final Learjet, a Learjet 75, in March. Bombardier also renamed its Wichita-based Specialized Aircraft division to Bombardier Defense. The company continues to operate a busy flight test center and a growing service center at the West Wichita site. Bombardier employs 1,100 in Wichita with plans to hire nearly 200 more.