NEW YORK (AP) -- Bombardier Inc. said Tuesday it will cut production of smaller jets used by regional airlines in January because of slower demand.
The Canadian company said it still expects to deliver about 90 planes this year and said it would provide an outlook for 2012 at the end of the fiscal year.
Guy C. Hachey, president and chief operating officer of Bombardier's aerospace division, said sales campaigns were moving ahead but "the reduced pace of orders has made a review of our production plans necessary."
The company said it would avoid layoffs through employee transfers and work on other aircraft programs.
Bombardier makes a line of planes called CRJs that it sells to regional airlines. It is developing a larger model called the CSeries. The company's aerospace business competes with Brazilian rival Embraer S.A.