- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

TORONTO (AP) - Canada’s Bombardier Aerospace says it is cutting 3,000 jobs because the demand for its business aircraft has deteriorated rapidly and is expected to remain weak for the foreseeable future.

The company said Thursday it now expects to deliver approximately 25 percent less business aircraft this fiscal year.

The world’s third-largest maker of commercial aircraft says the cuts represent 10 percent of its total work force. The cuts will take place at its facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Northern Ireland by the end of 2009.

The layoffs are in addition to the 1,360 announced Feb. 5 when Bombardier adjusted the production rates of its Learjet and Challenger aircraft.

Bombardier is announcing its earnings Thursday. It is also world’s second-largest trainmaker.

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