Bombardier Aerospace Touches Down at AIREX 2012

Trio of Bombardier business jets on static display

Bombardier Aerospace, the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, will present three of its business jets at the ninth annual International Civil Aviation and Airports Exhibition, AIREX 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey, from September 6–9, 2012. The company will also showcase its innovative commercial aircraft products at its booth in Exhibit Hall 1.

Highlights for the static display will be the Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 605 and Global 6000 jets. The industry leading Bombardier Vision flight deck will be on full display aboard the Global 6000 aircraft.

“The Middle East and Turkey’s appetite for business aviation is continuing to expand as more businesses start to embrace the true value of corporate aviation,” said Khader Mattar, Regional Vice President, Sales, Middle East, Africa and India, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The region is forecast to take delivery of some 1,185 business jets over the next 20 years, and we are excited to display our class-leading jets in Turkey. Our Global 6000 aircraft is undisputable as the perfect choice for long-range, high-speed and superior comfort. Featuring the peerless Bombardier Vision flight deck and a stand-up shower, we know this jet will excite visitors with the possibilities that it offers them,” he added.

“As we look to expand Bombardier’s global reach beyond our traditional markets, we are pleased to showcase our diverse portfolio of commercial aircraft for the 60- to 149-seat market at AIREX 2012,” stated Steven Aliment, Vice President, Sales, Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Bombardier commercial airliners have among the lowest operating costs in their class and meet the most stringent environmental regulations. These aircraft families are simply unbeatable.”

“Turkey, as a gateway to both the Middle East and Europe, has the potential to be a breakout market for Bombardier,” added Raphael Haddad, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We look forward to continually providing innovative air transport solutions to customers in the region, and adding to the fleet of more than 780 Bombardier Q-Series, CRJ and CSeries airliners that are already serving, or have been ordered by airlines and special mission operators across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia and the CIS.”

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft offers three distinct families of turboprop and jet airliners, each optimized for the markets they serve. These include the Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner that combines jet-like performance with much lower operating costs; the CRJ NextGen regional jets − the world’s most successful family of regional aircraft; and the all-new, state-of-the-art CSeries mainline jetliners that will provide widebody passenger comfort in single-aisle aircraft for the 100- to 149-seat market segment.

Bombardier Market Forecast for the region
Bombardier Business Aircraft forecasts worldwide deliveries of 24,000 aircraft for the segments for which it competes* valued at $648 billion over the 20-year period from 2012 to 2031. According to the company’s business aircraft market forecast, Turkey and the Middle East are expected to take delivery of 1,185 business jets during the forecast period. Deliveries for the ten-year period from 2012 to 2021 are expected to amount to 410 business aircraft, while the ten years stretching from 2022 to 2031 will see an additional 775 new business aircraft deliveries. The Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast anticipates the worldwide delivery of 12,800 new 20- to 149-seat aircraft in the 2012 – 2031 period including deliveries of 970 units in Africa and the Middle East and 2,240 units in Europe.

Aircraft on static display
Learjet 60 XR aircraft: A proven model that combines performance, comfort, value and technology to a new level in the midsize category, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft delivers a high cruise speed of Mach 0.81 (863 km/hr) with superior climb capabilities, proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs**. This jet can rapidly fly its passengers above the traffic and make use of the more favourable winds up at 51,000 ft (15,545 m), which translates into time savings as a result of less traffic and turbulence. When loaded with four passengers and two crew it will fly 2,405nm (4,454 km) and is able to fly from Istanbul to Karachi**.

Challenger 605 aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today, it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km), can connect Istanbul with Dakar, and can also fly from Istanbul to Chengdu**.

Global 6000 aircraft: 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 Istanbul with Chicago and Istanbul to Singapore, non-stop, with eight passengers and three to four crew**.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

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Notes to Editors

* Excludes the Very Light and Large Corporate Airliner categories.

**Under certain operating conditions

Bombardier, Bombardier Vision, CRJ, CSeries, Learjet 60, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Global 6000, NextGen, Q400, The Evolution of Mobility and XR are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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