Bombardier Aerospace showcases innovative Business Aircraft at NBAA

Bombardier Aerospace will underscore its commitment to developing new business jets and celebrate several milestones in aviation history at corporate aviation’s showcase event – the 56th National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Fla., October 7-9, 2003.

Bombardier Aerospace will host two pre-show news conferences on Monday, October 6, with significant news announcements from its Business Aircraft and Flexjet* units.

Bombardier will also mark the NBAA debut of its new Bombardier Global* 5000 super-large business jet, and a Bombardier Challenger* 300 super-midsize business jet featuring for the first-time at NBAA a fully functional production interior. In addition, returning to the annual convention is a production model of the performance-driven Bombardier Learjet* 40 light aircraft fresh from its FAA approval in mid-July. All three aircraft will be part of the company’s static display at Orlando Executive Airport for the duration of the show.

On Tuesday, October 7, Bombardier will also unveil a cross-section mock-up of one of the most sophisticated interiors in corporate aviation on the Bombardier Global 5000 and, later in the day, host a special event for the Learjet line of business aircraft.

On Wednesday, October 8, Bombardier will celebrate two Challenger milestones, led by the customer delivery of its 600th Challenger widebody business jet, an aircraft that has set the standard for comfort, productivity and value in business travel for more than two decades. Thereafter, the U.S. National Aeronautic Association will recognize the all-new Challenger 300 business jet for setting two world records.

“Our expanding line of new business aircraft reflect our ongoing commitment to innovation, even during challenging times in the industry,” says Peter Edwards, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are the only manufacturer with a full product and service offering, providing a variety of air transportation solutions to international aircraft operators.”

In addition to Bombardier Business Aircraft products on static display at Orlando Executive Airport, Bombardier will also showcase its comprehensive family of products and services at its 140 by 70 sq. ft. (13 by 6.5 m2) exhibit mounted within the Orange County Convention Center (Booth 1079, Hall A-2).

Bombardier aircraft on static display at the NBAA 2003 include:

Bombardier Learjet 40: Returning to NBAA is a production model of the six-to-seven passenger Bombardier Learjet 40 light business jet. FAA certification of the Learjet 40 was obtained on July 11, 2003 – less than 11 months after first flight on August 30, 2002 – and customer deliveries are scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2004.

Bombardier Learjet 45 XR: The new eight-passenger Bombardier Learjet 45 XR is an enhanced version of the Bombardier Learjet 45, which has become a dominant force in the world’s super-light business jet category since its entry into service five years ago.

Bombardier Learjet 60: This transcontinental business jet has become one of the best-selling midsize jets in corporate aviation with its strong dependability and exceptional cabin comfort.

Bombardier Challenger 300: With full certification obtained in record time from the FAA, Transport Canada and the JAA, the all-new super-midsize Challenger 300 offers true transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, combined with a full eight-passenger cabin and operating costs equivalent to or better than current super-midsize jets. It is scheduled to enter service this December.

Bombardier Challenger 604: This intercontinental business jet is the preferred jet in its class for value, mission flexibility and widebody comfort. Certified for civil operation in 40 countries, the Bombardier Challenger 604 has established a proven track record for dependability, reliability and outstanding value, making it the best-selling jet in its class.

Bombardier Global 5000: Making its NBAA debut, the Bombardier Global 5000 provides the widest and most spacious cabin among super-large business jets. 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 0.85 with eight passengers and a crew of three. Certification is expected during the first quarter of 2004.

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

Note to Editor :
Attached is a schedule of all Bombardier Aerospace’s media activities being held during NBAA.

NBAA 2003

Sunday, October 5, 2003
Bombardier Static Display, Orlando Executive Airport

Peter Edwards, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft
Robert Duffield, Program Director, Global 5000, Business Aircraft,
Bombardier Aerospace

Monday, October 6, 2003
Press Conference Room – #311G

Peter Edwards, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft
Jim Ziegler, Vice-President and General Manager,
Bombardier Business Aviation Services (BBAS)
Dave Schenck, Vice-President, Development Aircraft Programs,
Bombardier Aerospace

Monday, October 6, 2003
Press Conference Room – #311G

Mike McQuay, President, Bombardier Flexjet, Bombardier Aerospace
Mike Greene, President and Chief Executive Officer, Delta AirElite

Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Bombardier Booth #1079, Hall A-2

James Hoblyn, Vice-president, Bombardier Business Aircraft

Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Bombardier booth #1079 Hall A-2

Peter Edwards, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft

Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Showalter FBO, Orlando Executive Airport

Jahid Fazal-Karim, Vice-President, International Sales, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft

Leo Knaapen, manager, media relations, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft
Tel: (514) 855-7988