Bombardier Aerospace Exhibits its Ongoing Commitment to China at Airshow China 2012

Demonstrating its commitment to China and the broader Asia-Pacific marketplace, Bombardier is pleased to return to Airshow China in Zhuhai for its 2012 edition, where it will showcase its diversified portfolio of business and commercial aircraft, and its superior customer support services.

Bombardier has a longstanding relationship with the Chinese market. Its range of industry-leading aviation products, as well as its ever-expanding global network of service centres and production sites, position the company to meet the nation’s growing aerospace needs.

During the Airshow, three airplanes from Bombardier’s broad collection of business aircraft will be on static display. These include the super midsize Challenger 300 jet, the widebody Challenger 850 jet and the ultra long-range Global 6000 jet, featuring the new Bombardier Vision Flight Deck.

Business Aircraft

Business aviation in China is experiencing sustained and rapid growth. Bombardier’s latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts a total delivery of 2,420 business jet deliveries destined for China over the next 20 years. With a solid fleet of business jets in the country, and a strong market share of one third of the business jet market in China, Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global jets are all represented. The fast-growing fleet of Bombardier business aircraft based in China has already surpassed 78 jets.

“We are very proud to show our business jets to our growing clientele in China” said Michael Han, Regional Vice-President, Sales, China, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Bombardier is poised to further expand its customer base in the country with an expanding business jet portfolio to respond to the increasing business aviation requirements of the Chinese market.”

Commercial Aircraft

China is destined to become the world’s second largest market for new commercial aircraft deliveries. In its Market Forecast for 2012 to 2031 that was released on June 19 this year, Bombardier predicts a demand for approximately 2,200 commercial aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat segment in China, 17 per cent of total world demand. As the sole aircraft manufacturer with three distinct and optimized families of commercial aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat market segment, Bombardier is strategically positioned to support China’s booming air transport network.

“We are resolved to increase our presence in the region and deepen our relationship with our Chinese customers to better support their operations,” said Andy Solem, Vice-President, Sales, China and North Asia, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Fleet and infrastructure expansion is crucial to the development of commercial aviation in China and we are collaborating closely with local airlines, suppliers and stakeholders to foster this growth.

“The very successful entry-into-service of the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft with China Express in August 2012 was a historic milestone for Bombardier − the aircraft being the first ever of its type to fly in China. We look forward to welcoming many more operators in the country,” added Mr. Solem.

Airshow China 2012 will run from Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15 for trade visitors, and will be open to the public from Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18. The Bombardier booth, located in Hall 1 at D3-6, will be closed for the duration of the public days.

Bombardier aircraft on static display

Challenger 300 aircraft: The dependable Challenger 300 jet offers true transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight to ten passengers. Its 3,065 nm (5,676 km) range connects Hong Kong with Delhi non-stop with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. Its superior airfield performance allows it to operate out of 5,000 ft (1,524 m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 jet offers the best performance and value in its class, combined with a dispatch reliability that has consistently been above 99.7 per cent, it has exceeded customer expectations since its entry-into-service in 2004.

Challenger 850 aircraft: The Challenger 850 jet embodies comfort for its passengers by offering the largest cabin in its segment with proven reliability, making it the choice of many for flights up to 2,811 nm (5,206 km). It will fly eight passengers from Hong Kong to Darwin Australia non-stop*.

Global 6000aircraft: The Global 6000 jet’s unrivalled cabin size and levels of comfort combined with a 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 traveller comfort. Offering the ultimate in technology, this intrepid jet can link Shanghai to San Francisco non-stop, with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.

Bombardier Media Activity
Please visit Bombardier Aerospace’s Web site dedicated to our upcoming events at Airshow China:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Event:              Bombardier Aerospace Press Briefing
Time:               11:00 a.m. – 12:00
Location:         Room 217, China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition Center
Participant:      Michael Han, Regional Vice-President, Sales, China, Bombardier Business Aircraft and Andy Solem, Vice-President, Sales, China and North Asia, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

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Notes to Editors

*Under certain operating conditions.

**Available as an option.

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