Bombardier to highlight its Business Jet lineup at ABACE 2015

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Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it will showcase its class-defining business aircraft at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) show at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport in China from April 14 to 16, 2015. Bombardier will be showcasing its Challenger 350 and Challenger 605 aircraft. Other Bombardier aircraft on display include a Challenger 300, Challenger 850 and Global 6000 aircraft.

“ABACE is a wonderful opportunity for Bombardier to present its products”, said Michael Han, Regional Vice President, Sales, China. “With a very strong fleet of over 120 Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets based in Greater China, Bombardier is well-positioned to build on its current presence in the region as a world-class provider of efficiency-enhancing business aircraft. This year will be another very exciting year for Bombardier in the country and region.”

Over the next 10 years, Bombardier’s latest market forecast predicts a total of 950 business jet deliveries for the overall business aviation industry in Greater China. The demand, driven by economic growth, globalization and the increase in the number of billionaires in those markets, is expected to rise even further. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long-range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be.

Challenger 350 aircraft:  

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Built upon the legendary segment-defining Challenger 300 jet, the dependable Challenger 350 jet not only features the very latest in avionics, but offers the segment’s most advanced cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger family. This jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range that connects Shanghai with Jakarta non-stop*.

Challenger 605 aircraft:

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The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today, it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km) from Shanghai to Dubai*.

Challenger 850 aircraft:

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The Challenger 850 aircraft combines the outstanding dependability of a CRJ200 airliner with an executive cabin and the superior level of support business aircraft customer’s demand. With the cabin volume of an ultra long-range jet and a transcontinental range of up to 2,811 nm nautical miles (5,206 km), the Challenger 850 jet can fly eight passengers from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur non-stop*.

Global 6000 aircraft:

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The Global 6000 business jet offers more cabin volume and more floor space than any other aircraft in its class. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment today matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Shanghai with San Francisco non-stop with eight passengers and four crew*. It can travel 6,000 nm (11,112 km) at mach 0.85 with up to eight passengers.*

*: Under certain operating conditions.

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Bombardier to Debut the Challenger 350 Jet at LABACE 2014

L_Bombardier_Evolution_En_K_sRGBBombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it will showcase four of its class-defining business aircraft at this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 12-14, 2014. Bombardier’s Learjet 75, Challenger 350, Challenger 605 and Global 6000 aircraft will be on display. The Challenger 350 jet, which recently entered service in June 2014, will debut in Brazil.

The Learjet 75 aircraft is continuing its worldwide demonstration tour with a visit to the Caribbean prior to arriving at LABACE. The aircraft will also be on display in Chile. It is expected that the aircraft will generate a high level of interest with Bombardier’s customer base in the region. The Challenger 350 will also go on a regional debut tour, with stops planned in Guatemala and throughout Brazil after being on display at LABACE.

“There is tremendous energy and growth in Latin America, and each year, LABACE is an excellent venue for Bombardier to demonstrate the strength of its product portfolio”, said Stéphane Leroy, Regional Vice President, Sales, Latin America. “We’ve invested considerably in our products in the past few years and we’re proud to show the results with the new Learjet 75 and Challenger 350 aircraft. Our fleet in the region is strong and growing, and we remain committed to the needs of our customers in Latin America by delivering innovative business jets and growing our customer service network. ”

Over the next 20 years, Bombardier Business Aircraft forecasts over 2,130 business jet deliveries for the overall business aviation industry in Latin America1. The fleet in the region is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of three per cent1. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bombardier Business Aircraft continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long-range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be.

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Learjet 75 aircraft: The Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft offer improved comfort and styling of the seats; cabin management system featuring individual touchscreen monitors with full audio and video control; LED lighting throughout the entire aircraft; a generous baggage suite and a spacious galley to optimize catering, work and storage space. With a maximum range greater than 2,000 nautical miles at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.81, the Learjet 75 aircraft will be able to fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop from São Paulo to Santiago.* Additionally, its powerful engines and new winglet design allow it to carry eight passengers with full fuel.*

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Challenger 350 aircraft: The Challenger 350 jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range and will connect São Paulo with San Juan*. Building upon the legendary segment-defining Challenger 300 jet, it features a state-of-the-art cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger aircraft family.

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Challenger 605 aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today, it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km) from Rio de Janeiro to Johannesburg*.

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Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 jet’s unrivalled cabin size and levels of comfort combined with an optional stand-up shower and the Bombardier Vision flight deck means no other purpose built business jet comes close in terms of high-speed range capability and traveler comfort. Offering the ultimate in technology, this intrepid jet can link São Paulo with Los Angeles non-stop, with eight passengers and three to four crew*.

Editor’s Note:

*: Under certain operating conditions

1: According to the Bombardier Business Aircraft Market Forecast 2014-2033, available on this link.

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Bombardier Wraps Up a Successful Week at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow

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Bombardier Aerospace today completed a successful week at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow having announced firm orders, conditional purchase agreements and letters of intent for a total of 74 aircraft, valued at more than $4.25 billion US should all commitments be converted to firm orders.

“It has been a great week for Bombardier at the Farnborough Airshow, and I’m very pleased with the momentum we’re building across our entire product portfolio. Our discussions with customers have progressed, and we were very pleased to make a number of announcements,” said Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “Throughout the week, our customers have repeatedly demonstrated their confidence in our products, and our presence at the show has given us an opportunity to further our relationships with many of our key stakeholders.”

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft kicked off the airshow by announcing the signing of two letters of intent (LOIs) for up to 24 CS100 aircraft by Falko Regional Aircraft Limited. Throughout the week, Loong Air, Petra Airlines and an undisclosed African airline joined Falko in growing the list of CSeries aircraft customers to 20. In addition, an existing customer signed a conditional purchase agreement for up to 13 CS300 aircraft, and airBaltic and Falcon Aviation revealed themselves as previously undisclosed customers that contributed to bringing the number of firm orders and commitments to 513. Finally, in conjunction with Bombardier’s opening press conference, Export Development Canada, UK Export Finance, and Investissement Québec announced that they have jointly developed a working model for partnered financing of CSeries aircraft customers.

Bombardier demonstrated its path toward the entry-into-service of the CSeries aircraft by launching the Smart Parts program for CSeries aircraft customers and announcing the approval of the all-new jetliner’s maintenance, both geared toward maximizing utilization and providing more competitive maintenance costs to operators of CSeries aircraft. Bombardier also announced that it has appointed Flight Training Alliance, a newly formed joint venture between CAE and Lufthansa Flight Training, as its exclusive Authorized Training Provider for CSeries aircraft pilot and cabin crew training worldwide, and Lufthansa Technical Training as its exclusive Authorized Training Provider for CSeries aircraft maintenance training.

On the Q400 NextGen aircraft program, Bombardier celebrated surpassing the milestone of 500firm orders with the latest order from Horizon Air and Nok Air. In addition, Bombardier signed an LOI for five Q400 NextGen turboprops with Falcon Aviation, Abu Dhabi Aviation disclosed that it was a previously unidentified Q400 NextGen customer, and Bombardier officially announced a cargo-passenger combi configuration of the turboprop. The Q400 NextGen aircraft on static display was joined by a CRJ900 NextGen aircraft in American Airlines’ livery, and Bombardier showcased the enhancements that it has brought to its regional jet program, including up to 5.5 per cent lower fuel consumption than earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft. Bombardier also shared its vision of double-digit fuel burn reduction by 2020.

On the heels of its strong showing at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in May, Bombardier Business Aircraft had a full range of its industry leading aircraft on static display, including the Learjet 75, Challenger 350, Challenger 605 and Global 6000 jets, at the Farnborough Airshow. The event marked the European debut and first public appearance for the Challenger 350 aircraft, which received its Transport Canada and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, and entered into service, in June. Guests also had an opportunity to visit the Global 7000 aircraft mock-up, which has attracted significant attention from key prospects in the region during its three-week residence at the TAG Farnborough hangar.

During the show, Bombardier released its market forecasts for 2014-2033, which call for industry deliveries of 22,000 business jets worth approximately $617 billion US* in the segments in which Bombardier competes** and 13,100 commercial aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat segment, valued at approximately $658 billion US*. Bombardier also recognized six supplier sites for their remarkable performance last year, supporting the Company’s strategy of delivering an exceptional customer experience through superior performance, and three suppliers for their focus on corporate social responsibility.

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Bombardier showcases its aircraft and services at Farnborough Airshow

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Bombardier looks forward to its arrival at the 49th edition of the Farnborough International Airshow where it will showcase its iconic and sustainable aircraft and share the latest progress on its new programs with customers, suppliers, government officials and media representatives.

Reflecting the important role the Farnborough Airshow fulfills within the aviation industry, six of Bombardier’s industry-leading aircraft will be on static display. They include the Learjet 75, the Challenger 350, the Challenger 605 and the Global 6000 business jets, as well as the Q400 NextGen turboprop and CRJ900 NextGen regional jet.

In addition, guests will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the future of commercial flight by visiting the Commercial Aircraft Hospitality Lounge, which will house the mock-up of the CSeries airliner’s flight deck and cabin demonstrator. The Global 7000 aircraft mock-up, the largest mock-up built in business aviation, will be open for private viewings during the show at the TAG Farnborough fixed-based operator (FBO) hangar.

Bombardier Business Aircraft:

Bombardier Business Aircraft enjoys a strong leadership position in Europe with an installed base of over 500 business jets, representing one third of the overall business aviation market. Bombardier offers the industry’s largest product portfolio covering the light to ultra long-range segments, including new aircraft such as the Learjet 70, Learjet 75, Learjet 85, Challenger 350, Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. Since last year, Bombardier has seen the entrance into service of three platforms, the Learjet 70, Learjet 75 and Challenger 350 aircraft, along with the successful unveiling of the Global 7000 aircraft mock-up at EBACE in May this year. With such a product lineup, and focus on innovation, Bombardier is best positioned to respond to the growing travel requirements of its customer base in Europe and worldwide.

Commercial Aircraft:

Bombardier leads the way in the short- and medium-haul markets, creating aircraft that others seek to emulate. The company’s portfolio of aircraft includes the Q400 NextGen aircraft – the most versatile and profitable turboprop available today; the CRJ NextGen regional jets – the most recent models in the world’s most successful family of regional aircraft; and the CSeries aircraft – the only 100 per cent-new, single-aisle aircraft for the 100- to 149-seat market segment. As the only manufacturer that offers three distinct families of optimized turboprop and jet aircraft, Bombardier is well positioned to provide air transport solutions to a diverse array of markets.

As the global demand for air travel and new aircraft continues to shift towards growth markets, representatives from all sales regions will be at the air show to meet with customers and prospects. To date, more than 2,700 Bombardier Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops, CRJ regional jets and CSeries aircraft are in service with, or have been ordered by, over 200 customers and operators around the world.

Dedicated to our customers’ success:

Bombardier always finds more ways to put its customers first. With the grand opening of the Singapore Service Centre this past February and the addition of a Parts Depot and Regional Support Offices for Business and Commercial Aircraft in Johannesburg, Africa, Bombardier is providing its operators with a competitive edge through a steadily growing worldwide aftermarket service network.

Bombardier’s local support networks around the world consist of more than 60 maintenance facilities, 10 wholly owned service centres in Europe, Singapore and the United States, 22 Regional Support Office locations in 13 countries and superior aircraft parts availability sustained by 13 parts facilities on five continents. Bombardier’s team of field service representatives are also available to provide customers with on-site technical support and AOG coordination when required. Bombardier’s unique OEM knowledge is at the heart of its pilot and technical training, which includes real world experienced instructors, sophisticated flight simulators, Flight Training Devices and more.

Aircraft on static display

Learjet 75 aircraft:

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With a maximum range greater than 2,000 nautical miles at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.81, the Learjet 75 aircraft will be able to fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop from Los Angeles to Toronto and Mumbai to Bangkok.* Additionally, it will be able to handle a range close to 1,950 nautical miles with eight passengers.*

Challenger 350 aircraft:

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The Challenger 350 jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range and will connect Paris with Lagos*. Building upon the legendary segment defining Challenger 300 jet, it features a state-of-the-art cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger aircraft family.

Challenger 605 aircraft:

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The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today, it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km) from London to Delhi*.

Global 6000 aircraft :

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The Global 6000 jet’s large cabin size and levels of comfort combined with an optional stand-up shower and the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck means it offers a perfect blend of high-speed, range capability and traveler comfort. Offering the latest in technology, this intrepid jet can link Paris with Tokyo, non-stop, with eight passengers and three to four crew.*

Q400 NextGen aircraft:

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Optimized for short-haul operations and seating up to 86 passengers, the aircraft is a large, fast, quiet and fuel-efficient turboprop that provides the perfect balance of passenger comfort, performance and operational flexibility with the lowest seat-mile costs in the short-haul regional market. With the flexibility to fly at both turboprop and jet-like speeds, the Q400 NextGen aircraft can be profitably deployed over short-range turboprop missions and in medium-haul jet markets. Now available in optional dual class, extra capacity and passenger-cargo combi configurations, the Q400 NextGen aircraft’s versatility positions it to again reshape the turboprop market through profitable growth.

CRJ900 NextGen aircraft:

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As the world’s most successful family of regional aircraft, a CRJ regional jet departs every 10 seconds, linking people and communities together. Optimized for medium-haul regional routes, CRJ NextGen aircraft deliver best-in-class economics and set the benchmark for lowest fuel burn and operating costs. Designed for hub expansion and point-to-point services, the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft can seat up to 90 passengers or be configured with 76 seats in a typical North American layout, featuring extra legroom and comfort. Now delivering up to 5.5 per cent lower fuel burn compared to earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft, the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft is the perfect tool for operators to develop new markets and increase frequencies.

Commercial Aircraft Hospitality Lounge:

Equipped to support state-of-the-art multimedia entertainment and to keep guests informed about Bombardier’s activities at the air show, the Hospitality Lounge will also house the CSeries aircraft’s flight deck and cabin demonstrator. The flight deck features a number of technologically advanced communication and navigation aids and benefits from the latest avionics. The cabin demonstrator, representing the latest look and feel of the CSeries aircraft interior configuration, features a business class section, an array of economy seats at various seat pitches and optional in-flight video displays.

The Farnborough International Airshow runs from Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17 for trade guests and Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20 for public visitors. The Bombardier chalet, which will be located at C1-3, and the Commercial Aircraft Hospitality Lounge will be closed on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20.

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