TORONTO - Bombardier Aerospace says its Toronto manufacturing site will handle final assembly of its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets.
There was no immediate indication of how many jobs the project will provide or protect.
However, union leaders joined local plant management in welcoming the news.
Merve Gray of the Canadian Auto Workers says the union is "delighted" to have the new work and the jobs it will bring to Toronto.
Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier's business aircraft division, says the site was chosen partly as a result of the knowledge and expertise of the Toronto workers who he says have been "instrumental in helping Bombardier expand its leadership position in the business aircraft market."
The new Global offerings will feature spacious cabins that Bombardier says set the benchmark for a new category of large business jets and will have a range of 13,500 to 14,600 kilometres.