The boom in commercial aviation is not reaching all corners of the industry. Even as Airbus and Boeing completed a year of record orders and deliveries, the third-largest civil aircraft manufacturer, Canada's Bombardier, announced 1,700 layoffs, delays to the CSeries airliner and a drop in orders in 2013.
The gap between the Big Two and the rest of the industry is huge. Airbus delivered 626 airliners and booked orders for 1,503 in 2013; Boeing delivered 648 and took orders for 1,355. Bombardier, by comparison, delivered 238 business and commercial aircraft, five more than in 2012 but 10 fewer than planned. Net orders fell to 388 aircraft from 481—and 305 of those were for business jets.