Bombardier Aerospace appoints Christophe Chicandard as Canadian business aircraft sales director

Bombardier Aerospace today announced Christophe Chicandard’s appointment as sales director for its business aircraft in Canada, with responsibility for all three Bombardier business jet families: Bombardier Learjet, Bombardier Challenger, and Bombardier Global. Based in Montreal, he reports to Jahid Fazal-Karim, vice-president, international sales, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft.

“Christophe has proven his strength as a salesman in the aircraft industry, and I have every confidence that he will contribute greatly to our sales success here in Canada,” says Mr. Fazal-Karim. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome him to our sales force.”

Mr. Chicandard’s aviation career began in 1990 as Far East purchasing manager for Aerospatiale (now EADS), in Tokyo, Japan. Over the next 13 years, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at several aerospace firms including ATR and Airbus, in Europe and the United States. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Chicandard served as vice president, airline marketing, at New York-based CIT Aerospace. Born in France, Mr. Chicandard earned his master’s degree in economic & social administration from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, in 1989.

Bombardier Aerospace, a unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and provides services for the regional, business and amphibious aircraft markets. It also offers Bombardier Flexjet and Bombardier Skyjet business aircraft programs, technical services, and aircraft maintenance and pilot training for business, regional airline and military customers.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 75,000 people and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 stood at $23.7 billion Cdn. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

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Leo Knaapen
Bombardier Aerospace
Montréal: (514) 855-7988