Bombardier Aerospace Showcases Innovation, Market Leadership, at Farnborough Airshow 2004

Super-large Bombardier Global 5000, with its new interior, makes its debut

With five aircraft on display at the Farnborough Airshow, Bombardier Aerospace will showcase its remarkable success in launching innovative products and demonstrate its continuing strong leadership in both the regional and business aviation markets.

Farnborough will also mark the international debut of the super-large Bombardier Global* 5000 business jet with a new state-of-the-art interior, expanding the company’s already diversified range of business jets.

The Bombardier aircraft on static display at the Business Aircraft Park, from July 19 to 21, will include the light Bombardier Learjet* 40 and the super midsize Bombardier Challenger* 300 business aircraft as well as the super-large Bombardier Global* 5000 business jet. Bombardier will also showcase the new generation Bombardier Q400* turboprop and the 70- seat Bombardier CRJ700* regional jet.

“We developed 15 aircraft in 15 years – a feat unmatched in the industry,” said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “This year alone, four new Bombardier business jets are entering into service, making Bombardier a significant player in eight of the nine business aircraft categories.

“We changed the way people fly when we introduced the regional jet in 1992. Now, our CRJ Series is the best selling regional aircraft program in history,” Mr Beaudoin continued. “We’re proud of our heritage and we’re excited by new opportunities to innovate and lead the industry in bringing the right products to market.

“A good example is the new family of commercial aircraft we’re studying that will set a new benchmark for efficiency and comfort in the 100- to 150-seat commercial aircraft market,” he added.

The 2004 Farnborough Airshow runs from Monday July 19, through Friday, July 23, for trade visitors, and Saturday, July 24 to Sunday, July 25 for public visitors. The Bombardier Aerospace Chalet will be located at C1-3.

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 $15.5 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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Sylvie Gauthier
Bombardier Aerospace
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Bombardier aircraft on static display at Farnborough Air Show 2004 include:

Bombardier Learjet 40: The Bombardier Learjet 40, the latest addition to the legendary family, entered service in January 2004. This six-to seven-passenger premium light jet offers the best performance, cabin, speed and range in its class. Nine Learjet 40 aircraft are currently in service and the first Learjet 40 delivered in Europe has been in charter service with Cirrus Aviation for the past three months. From London, the Learjet 40 can fly non-stop throughout Europe and into Northern Africa.

Bombardier Challenger 300: The first true super-midsize business jet offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, combined with a full eight-passenger cabin. This impressive jet can fly non-stop from London to Boston, with a full payload. The Bombardier Challenger 300 entered service in January 2004, and eight aircraft are currently in service; the first European delivery is expected shortly.

Bombardier Global 5000: The Bombardier Global 5000 offers the fastest transatlantic travel of any business jet, as well as the most advanced business jet cabin incorporating the latest technology and latest advancements in ergonomics, productivity and ambiance. Launched in February 2002, this high-speed intercontinental business jet is capable of flying non-stop from continental Europe to central North America at Mach 0.89 (590 m/h; 950 km/h) with eight passengers and three crew. EASA certification is expected shortly and deliveries begin in late 2004.

Bombardier CRJ700 Series 701: The Bombardier CRJ700 Series 701 is a stretched, 64- to 70-seat variant of the popular 50-seat Bombardier CRJ100/200* aircraft. Powered by two state-of-the-art General Electric CF34-8C engines, the Bombardier CRJ700 Series 701 has a maximum range of 1,985 nm (3,676 km) with all 70 seats filled. Commonality with the rest of the CRJ family maximizes the opportunity for substantial cost savings for fleet operators.

Bombardier Q400: The proven 68 to78-passenger Bombardier Q400* airliner is designed to meet the requirements of regional airlines for larger aircraft on high-density, short- to medium-haul routes. The 360-knot airliner is the quietest, most comfortable turboprop airliner available. With the lowest seat-mile cost in the regional airline industry, the Q400 also delivers unbeatable economics and incomparable profit potential for operators.