Bombardier Asserts Strong Presence In Asia-Pacific At Abace 2007

Bombardier Aerospace will emphasize its significant commitment to business aviation in Asia-Pacific with a strong showing at the second annual Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) at the New Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong, China, on February 5-7, 2007.

“We are encouraged by the strong and growing interest in business aviation in China, reflected in the popularity of shows like ABACE,” noted David Dixon, regional vice-president, sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Bombardier’s wide range of innovative business jets exhibit immense potential for business and government leaders in this country and we are confident we will continue setting the pace here and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”

Bombardier Business Aircraft maintains its strong presence in Asia-Pacific, with 107 Bombardier business jets currently based in the region, including a commanding market share of 74 per cent in the large aircraft segment with its popular Challenger 600 series aircraft. Bombardier also leads the way in new aircraft deliveries in Asia-Pacific, with 29 per cent market share over the past five calendar years. (2001 through 2005).

“From offering aircraft designed specifically to facilitate access across Asia such as the Global Express XRS business jet, and successfully establishing the region’s premier charter network with Skyjet International, to working with Asian aerospace giants like Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan and Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation in Taiwan to engineer and build new jets, Bombardier is spearheading business aviation in Asia-Pacific,” noted
Mr. Dixon.

Bombardier’s premier business jet charter program, Skyjet International, will be showcased at this year’s ABACE. With access to over 930 jets worldwide, a growing international network and a range of innovative turnkey travel solutions, Bombardier Skyjet International is rapidly expanding its presence in Asia-Pacific, and continues to forge new paths for business jet charter in the region.

Bombardier aircraft on static display at ABACE 2007
Two Bombardier high-performance business jets will be on static display at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Center: the high-speed Bombardier Global 5000 super large jet and the Learjet 40 premium light jet.

Learjet 40 XR:
The six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 XR aircraft features the widest and most spacious cabin in its class and a dedicated spacious aft lavatory. This next generation jet delivers impressive time-to-climb performance under all conditions – particularly in hot and high operating environments – requiring only 23 minutes to reach 43,000 feet (13,106 m). The Learjet 40 XR can connect Hong Kong-Tokyo or Hong-Kong-Singapore non-stop*.

Bombardier Global 5000:
With the most spacious cabin in the super large segment, the high-speed Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft is designed to execute transcontinental missions faster than any competing jet. It features state-of-the-art high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options as standard equipment, as well as a head-up flight display system, with the largest field of view of any business aircraft. With a range of 4,800 nautical miles (8,890 km), the Bombardier Global 5000 can connect Hong Kong-Helsinki or Hong Kong-Melbourne non-stop with eight passenger on board*.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2006, were $14.7 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at

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*Under certain conditions.

Bombardier, Learjet 40 XR, Bombardier Global 5000 and Skyjet International are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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Leo Knaapen                                                                          
Bombardier Business Aircraft    
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