– Three accomplished employees receive awards for outstanding achievements in the field of aviation; testament to the unique
expertise found at Bombardier – First time in CASI history that three representatives from the same company win Senior Awards the
MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – May 17, 2017) – (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B)(OTCQX:BDRBF) – Three highly skilled
employees from Bombardier’s Product Development Engineering group were honoured on May 17, in Toronto, at the CASI Senior Awards
reception and Gala Dinner in recognition of their significant contributions to Canadian aviation.
David Reist, Principal Engineering Specialist, won the coveted McCurdy Award for his and his team’s exceptional work in the
development of the computational laws (operational mode) behind the advanced flight controls system on the C Series
airliners, the first Bombardier aircraft with Fly-by-Wire (FBW) technology. Introduced in 1954, the McCurdy Award is presented
for outstanding achievement in the science and creative aspects of engineering relating to aeronautics and space research.
The performance and reliability of the C Series aircraft in service continues to be outstanding and the aircraft are meeting
or exceeding all performance requirements. FBW technology is also found on Bombardier’s new, segment-defining Global
7000 business jet, which is progressing extremely well in its flight test program, further highlighting the value of the
control laws developed by Mr. Reist and his team.
Chuck Ellis, Fellow, Experimental Flight Test and Andy Litavniks, Pilot, Flight Test won the prestigious Trans-Canada McKee
Trophy for their remarkable accomplishments as flight test team leads for the CS100 and CS300 aircraft models.
The C Series is Canada’s largest aviation program in the last 30 years. The McKee Trophy, established in 1927, is