In spite of the dwindling backlogs, Beaudoin still sees “quite a few opportunities” for Q400 and CRJ orders with existing and new customers. He also confirmed that Bombardier is considering a higher-capacity, unstretched variant of the Q400.
In the third quarter of 2013, aerospace revenues for Bombardier fell from $2.3 billion to $2 billion due to a lower level of deliveries, partly because of the transition to of the Learjet 70 and 75 programs. The aerospace division achieved a $86 million operating profit, compared to $118 million a year earlier. Mainly because of CSeries-related expenses, Bombardier Aerospace generated a $406 million negative free cash flow.