Bombardier Aerospace at Asian Aerospace 2004

Bombardier Aerospace, the leading supplier of aircraft to regional airlines and the business jet leader in the Asia-Pacific region, will showcase four of its superior products at Asian Aerospace 2004, held in Singapore from February 23 to February 29, 2004.

The new-technology, high-speed Bombardier Q400 70-seat turboprop airliner, which has all the performance and comforts of a jet but the lowest seat-mile cost of any regional aircraft, will be featured at the show.

Bombardier Aerospace has been a major regional aircraft to the Asia-Pacific since the first Dash 8* entered service with Eastern Australia Airlines in 1989. Since then 107 Bombardier Q Series/Dash 8 turboprops and 46 Bombardier CRJ regional jets entered service or have been ordered by 29 operators in 12 Asia/Pacific countries.

The new super midsize Bombardier Challenger 300* business aircraft, combining a large cabin with reliability and range, will be making its Asian debut. Developed from an all-new design, the Challenger 300 also highlights the aviation design and build capabilities of Asian aerospace leaders. These include Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (wing, Aerospace Industry Development Corporation (AIDC) of Taiwan (aft fuselage and empennage), and Australia’s Hawker de Havilland Pty.

The ultra long-range Bombardier Global Express* business jet, outpacing all competitive aircraft in virtually every performance category, will also be displayed along with the midsize Bombardier Learjet 60* business jet, offering a superior cabin, reliability, high performance and solid value. Bombardier Flexjet Asia-Pacific, offering preeminent charter services in the region, will feature a superlight Bombardier Learjet 45 business jet.

Bombardier is also the region’s leader in corporate aviation. As of January 2004, a total of 74 Bombardier business jets, or 34 per cent of all business jets, were based in Asia-Pacific and, from 1998 to 2003, Bombardier captured 35 per cent, or 33 aircraft, of all new business jet sales.

In addition to its static display, Bombardier Aerospace will have a chalet located at D25-D26.

Asian Aerospace is one of the world’s most important aerospace events. In 2002, it attracted 747 exhibiting companies from 36 countries and 120 official delegations from 38 countries. Held at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre, it welcomed 23,433 qualified trade visitors from 78 countries.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 were $21.2 billion Cdn and its shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F). News and information are available at
N.B. Fiscal year 2002-03 revenues have been restated following the sale of the recreational products business.

* Trademarks of Bombardier Inc.

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Leo Knaapen
Bombardier Aerospace
Chalet #D25 & D26
Tel: (65) 6214 3289
Fax: (65) 6214 3291

Bert Cruickshank
Bombardier Aerospace
Chalet #D25 & D26
Tel: (65) 6214 3289
Fax: (65) 6214 3291


Bombardier Aerospace media activities at
Asian Aerospace 2004

Monday, Feb. 23, noon
AMEX-Bombardier Celebration
Participants: Jim Smith, American Express; David Dixon, regional vice-president, sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft
Location: Bombardier Static Display

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, 10:00
Bombardier Aerospace media conference
Participants: Barry MacKinnon, vice president Marketing and Airline Analysis, Bombardier Aerospace Regional Aircraft and David Dixon, regional vice-president, sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft
Location: Press Centre, Delta Suite

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 10:00 AM
Challenger 300 Debut
Participants: Senior executive from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Bombardier Aerospace
Location: Static Display

Q400 demonstration tours are being conducted throughout the week. Please contact Bert Cruickshank for further information.