Bombardier Features Star Line-Up At Ebace 2007

New widebody Challenger 605 jet and Bombardier Safety Standdown seminar make EBACE debut

Montreal, May 15, 2007 – Bombardier Aerospace will have an impressive presence at the upcoming European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), showcasing six aircraft from its innovative Learjet, Challenger and Global business aircraft families and premiering the new Challenger 605 jet at the show in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 21-25.

The light Learjet 40 XR aircraft, super light Learjet 45 XR aircraft, super midsize Challenger 300 jet and ultra long-range Global Express XRS jet will join the large Challenger 605 jet on static display at the Geneva International Airport, while the super large Bombardier Global 5000 will be on hand for demonstration flights throughout the show at the Jet Aviation FBO. 

“Demand in Europe continues to be strong for all Bombardier business jets, including the versatile and very comfortable Challenger 605 jet,” noted Bob Horner, vice-president, international sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With 17 deliveries in the large aircraft segment in 2006, Bombardier has secured a 61 per cent market share, maintaining the Challenger 600 jet series’ position as European leader in its category. We are confident that the European market will continue to reinforce the positive momentum we are experiencing across our full line of innovative products and services.”

Safety Standdown hits the road for the first time
Bombardier’s renowned safety seminar – Safety Standdown – will make its international debut at the European show on May 25. The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have teamed with Bombardier to present the full-day event which focuses on recognizing the importance of the factors that can lead to human error. As with the original Safety Standdown, held annually in the United States for the last 10 years, the European event is offered free-of-charge to all flight departments, regardless of the type of aircraft they operate or where they are located.

Bombardier Aircraft on Static Display at EBACE 2007
Learjet 40 XR:
The six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 XR aircraft features the widest and most spacious cabin in its class and a full 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 Geneva-Tel-Aviv non-stop*.

Learjet 45 XR: The eight-to-nine passenger Learjet 45 XR aircraft flies faster, farther, with more passengers than any other super light business jet. Its passenger cabin area is approximately 15 inches (38 cm) longer than that of its competitors, and it offers seated passengers more head and shoulder room than any other aircraft in its class. Delivering enhanced performance at high altitudes and in hot temperatures, the aircraft can fly approximately 2,000 nautical miles
(3,717 km) with eight passengers, two crew and full fuel*.

Challenger 300: The only business jet to feature Lufthansa Technik’s top of the line NICE cabin management system, this first true super-midsize aircraft offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight passengers. It can fly London-Dubai non-stop with a full payload and its superior airfield performance allows it to operate out of 5,000-foot
(1,524-m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 in-service fleet currently totals over 116 aircraft, with a dispatch reliability of over 99.5 per cent as at January 2007.

Challenger 605: In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet makes its European show appearance at EBACE. The aircraft is equipped with the full range of new features available aboard the Challenger 605 jet, which include a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and a state-of-the-art Ethernet-based Cabin Electronic System. Featuring the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today, it can whisk five-passengers from Geneva-New-York and London-Delhi non-stop*, in superior comfort.

Bombardier Global 5000: The Bombardier Global 5000 jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in the super large segment. The aircraft can connect Berlin-Washington non-stop with twelve passengers*. It features state-of-the-art high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options as standard equipment as well as a heads-up flight display system, with the largest field-of-view of any business aircraft.

Global Express XRS: The pioneering Global Express XRS business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft – offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link London-Singapore and Geneva- Los Angeles non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.

Confirmed Media Activities
Monday, May 21, 2007, 11h00-12h00

Bombardier Business Aircraft news conference
Bombardier exhibit – hall 7, chalet #7500.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 13h00-13h45
Bombardier Business Aircraft news conference
Media center – press conference room 2

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 8h30-9h00
Bombardier photo opportunity
Bombardier Exhibit – hall 7, chalet #7500

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 16h30-18h30
Bombardier customer services wine & cheese event
Bombardier exhibit – hall 7, chalet #7500.

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 16h00
Safety Standdown Europe media briefing
Crowne Plaza Geneva Hotel – room Gstaad

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 17h00-19h00
Safety Standdown Europe welcome reception
Crowne Plaza Geneva Hotel – room Zermatt

Friday, May 25, 2007, 08h00-16h30
Safety Standdown Europe
Crowne Plaza Geneva Hotel – room Zermatt

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, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Note to editors
*Under certain operating conditions.

Bombardier, Bombardier Global 5000, Global Express XRS, Challenger 605, Challenger 300, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 40 XR,
Skyjet International, Learjet, Challenger, Global, are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

For information
Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft
514-855-8149
[email protected]