On the ground and in the air, our products provide customers with world-class transportation experiences that break barriers in energy efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort.
To meet evolving customer requirements and societal needs, we continuously invest in product development and new mobility innovations, focusing on eco-design, safety and technologically advanced solutions.
Leadership in eco- design
More than 80% of the environmental impact of both rail vehicles and aircraft is determined at the design stage, so our EcoDesign approach is a keystone of our product development.
Through this approach, we are also making further advancements to eliminate hazardous materials, use energy efficiently, and ensure the recyclability and recoverability of our products at the end of their useful life. Our vision is for all new products to be 100% recoverable.
Performance built on safety
Providing safe and reliable products is at the heart of everything we do, and integral to the product safety culture we are embedding across the organization.
Our Design for Safety approach guides us to ensure we evaluate and address the safety of our products throughout their lifecycle. We apply rigorous testing prior to entry-into-service, supported by our Product Safety Policy and management system.
Technologically advanced solutions
We are evolving our products with new capabilities driven by big data and cloud computing to enable real-time monitoring and remote handling. Through R&D projects, we are developing more electric aircraft systems and studying autonomous flight capabilities by testing advanced aircraft configurations.
In rail, we are designing interconnected and integrated transportation systems with smarter sensors to provide better predictive insights on fleet operation.
Our Product Innovation Life-cycle
Every Bombardier product – from the Global 7500 aircraft to the TALENT 3 battery-powered train – goes through our Product Innovation Lifecycle. This five-step process ensures we’re innovating at every stage, which allows us to exceed customer expectations and produce the most sustainable and high-performing mobility solutions.
We consider safety, environment, accessibility and efficiency in the design phase of our product lifecycle, enabling us to develop innovative mobility solutions.
SUPPLY CHAIN AND PRODUCTION
We undertake a rigorous supplier selection process to ensure we source the best materials and technologies to bring our designs to life.
MANUFACTURING AND TESTING
We integrate health, safety and environment at every stage of the manufacturing process, and conduct rigorous product testing to ensure high performance.
PRODUCT USE AND MAINTENANCE
We actively engage with our customers to ensure a safe and accessible passenger experience and the best environmental performance.
We are working closely with industry organizations, researchers and suppliers to achieve 100% recoverability of all new products.
Delivering Safe Autonomous Operations
Our automated train operations innovations provide new technologies for driver assistance systems and driverless trains. In 2019, we released our latest innovation, COMPAS, a collision and over-speed monitoring and prevention system based on our proven Obstacle Detection Assistance (ODAS) technology. A first in the industry, COMPAS is now in the final stages of operational evaluation with additional functionality being planned to enable safer operation of trams on city streets.
For more than 20 years, Bombardier has held its annual Safety Standdown—a knowledge-based aviation safety training program that aims to make aviation safer for the industry. The program is offered at no cost to all aviation professionals, regardless of the equipment they operate. Originally conceived in 1996, the program quickly expanded beyond an annual seminar into a year-round program that continues to tackle aviation safety risks. To date, almost 10,000 corporate, commercial and military aviation professionals have attended Safety Standdown seminars in person, and thousands more via webcast around the world.
In 2019, we hosted our Safety Standdown in Forth North, in Texas. Safety Standdown 2019 focused not only on how to set, implement and measure high standards, but also on how to systematically elevate standards to entirely new levels.