SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

September 24-26, 2013

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Palais des congrés de Montréal
Rob Dewar Rob Dewar
Vice President, C-Series
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Bombardier CSeries: Change is in the air!

The presentation will introduce the Bombardier CSeries aircraft, an entirely new family of single-aisle aircraft designed for the 100- to 149-seat market segment to meet today's operational realities. It will present the market positioning and the technical features of the Cseries: latest generation aerodynamics including a Bombardier fourth generation high aspect ratio transonic wing with winglets, a fly-by-wire system, advanced navigation systems, electric brakes, optimal system integration, health management systems and advanced structural materials. The aircraft features the first application of many new technologies such as Pratt & Whitney's game-changing geared fan engine technology and an advanced carbon composite wing built with Resin Transfer Infusion techniques. Together, these new technologies allow the Cseries to deliver significant fuel burn reductions and cash operating cost advantages over in-production aircraft in its class. They also make the Cseries the greenest single-aisle aircraft with reduced take-off noise footprint and reduced carbon and NOx emissions.

Robert (Rob) Dewar was appointed to his current position as Vice President, CSeries, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft in April 2010.

As part of Bombardier's mandate for flawless execution, Mr. Dewar leads the teams responsible for the overall CSeries aircraft product development, design, and integration, as well as production, certification, delivery, quality, schedule and cost maintainability.

His responsibilities also include the design and development of the high-tech CSeries Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) and the design and build of the world-class CSeries aircraft final assembly manufacturing centre in Mirabel, Canada.

Boasting a 20-year career with Bombardier Aerospace, Mr. Dewar has held several key positions in engineering and in various product development programs most recently as Vice President CSeries Integrated Product Development, having originally joined the CSeries aircraft program as Director of Product Definition at the very onset of the program in May, 2004. Mr. Dewar is an integral member of the leadership team responsible for successfully bringing the game-changing CSeries family of aircraft to market. His role is key in ensuring customers' requirements and business case objectives are met.

A long time aviation enthusiast, Mr. Dewar graduated from Montreal's McGill University with a degree in Engineering, specializing in Aerospace Structures and Combustion. Mr. Dewar began his aviation career in 1986 holding key positions over the years in both a product development capacity and sustaining program capacity for major aircraft manufacturers including Airbus Industries, Alenia, and Embraer.

A native of Montréal, Québec, Mr. Dewar resides with his family in the Montréal area - where he is currently based.