Bombardier Aerospace at ILA 2004

Bombardier Aerospace, a leading supplier of regional aircraft and business jets in Europe, will participate at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) 2004, being held at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport in Germany, May 10-16, 2004.

Bombardier Aerospace’s commanding presence in Europe is fueled by the growing popularity of its regional aircraft, particularly in Germany where millions of passengers each year fly on Bombardier CRJ* Series regional jets and Q* Series Dash® 8 turboprops flown by several German regional airlines. More than 100 Bombardier regional aircraft, including 90 CRJ Series regional jets and 12 Bombardier Q Series Dash 8 turboprops, are on order or in service with German carriers. These numbers are expected to grow as European airlines continue to expand their fleets.

“We are very proud of our relationships with airlines in Germany and the rest of Europe,” said James Dailly, Vice President, International Sales at Bombardier Aerospace, Regional Aircraft. “Germany is, of course, the birthplace of the ongoing regional jet revolution, Lufthansa CityLine having pioneered Bombardier CRJ service in November 1992. Now our regional jets and turboprops comprise 30 per cent of the 20- to 90-seat fleets of Europe’s regional airlines. We remain strongly committed to working closely with our European airline partners to provide reliable and efficient regional airline transportation.”

Bombardier’s comprehensive range of business aircraft also continues to attract significant interest among operators throughout the region. Bombardier Aerospace is a leader in the German and European business aviation market, with 83 Bombardier business jets based in Germany and over 253 throughout Europe.

“Bombardier Aerospace is committed to developing products that meet the evolving needs of aircraft operators. Two new business jets entered service in January 2004; the super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 300 and the Bombardier Learjet 40 premium light jet, and a third, the super large Bombardier Global 5000, is scheduled to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2004. All three aircraft are ideally suited for the European market in general and Germany in particular,” said Bob Horner, Regional Vice President, Sales, Europe, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft. “Bombardier has a long-standing presence in Germany's aerospace industry. We intend to continue building on our leadership position in the country by continuing to offer innovative transportation and service solutions.”

The International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) is one of the aerospace industry’s important aerospace events. In 2002, it attracted 1,067 exhibiting companies from 41 countries, 275 international delegations, 102,500 trade visitors and 340 aircraft on static display.

During ILA, Bombardier Aerospace will have its midsize business jet, the Bombardier Learjet 60, on static display. In addition, Bombardier Aerospace will have a chalet located at #40-41.

The European central service facility for Bombardier business aircraft, Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS), is located on the south side of the Berlin-Schönefeld Airport.

Bombardier Learjet 60: The Bombardier Learjet 60 delivers transcontinental range, outstanding climb capabilities, sophisticated avionics and proven, fuel-efficient engines. Its stand-up cabin offers exceptional comfort for long trips. Seating arrangements are typically between six to eight passengers. The Bombardier Learjet 60 can fly four passengers up to 2,496 nautical miles (4,623 km), with IFR reserves, and can fly long-range missions such as Seattle-New York, Bangor-Paris, London-Cairo and Singapore-Perth.

Bombardier Flexjet Europe
Launched in February 2002 to meet the specific needs of European travelers, Bombardier Flexjet Europe’s Jet Membership programme offers customized business jet travel aboard a fleet of over 50 Bombardier business jet aircraft. Unlike fractional ownership programmes, it is based on the purchase of annual flying hours, can be treated as a travel expense and involves a minimum level of commitment (customers are free to exit with as little as three months notice after the first year of flying). Jet Membership customers simply purchase a minimum of 25 annual flight hours, which they can then use to fly on Europe’s largest, youngest and most modern fleet of aircraft, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Aircraft models offered include the Bombardier Learjet 31A, Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Challenger 604, Challenger 800 and Global Express.

Bombardier Skyjet Europe
For customers seeking to benefit from the flexibility, comfort, enhanced security and productivity of business jet travel without any commitment or heavy capital outlay, Bombardier offers Skyjet Europe charter. Launched in March 2003 to meet growing demand, Bombardier Skyjet Europe is the only charter programme in Europe to offer ‘Occupied Hours’ pricing. As a result, Skyjet Europe customers pay the same price for journeys of the same length regardless of their point of departure or destination.

Bombardier Transportation in Germany
In Germany, Bombardier has established a strong presence, with a workforce of more than 10,000 people and manufacturing plants in nine German cities. With its global administrative headquarters located in Berlin, Bombardier Transportation is the leading manufacturer of rail equipment in Germany.

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, 2004, were $15.4 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F). News and information are available at

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Alec McRitchie
Bombardier Aerospace
Chalet #40-41
Tel: +49 (30) 30 38 83 217

Bert Cruickshank
Bombardier Aerospace
Chalet #40-41
Tel: +49 (30) 30 38 83 217