Bombardier Power Line-Up Lands At NBAA 2005

Bombardier Aerospace will highlight its innovative line-up of business jets and underscore its commitment to product development and customer support during the 58th National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Florida, November 8-11, 2005.

Six aircraft from Bombardier’s complete range of business jets will be on static display at Orlando Executive Airport and for the first time at NBAA, Bombardier will host its guests in a 6,724-square-foot (2,049-sq.-m) air-conditioned chalet. Bombardier will kick-off NBAA with its first news event at its static pavilion on Tuesday, November 8, at 5 p.m.

Bombardier will also feature an 8,400-square-foot (2,560-sq.-m) exhibit at the convention center (Booth 3197, North Hall). The exhibit will feature a Learjet theme, highlighting the unique Bombardier Learjet Chopper. Bombardier will host its second news event at its convention centre exhibit on Wednesday, November 9, at 10:30 a.m.

“We stand by our commitment to enhance and invest in our product family and set new standards for customer service,” said James Hoblyn, vice-president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are the only manufacturer with a full product and service offering, providing complete transportation solutions to aircraft operators worldwide.”

The company will also host technical and maintenance operations sessions for Challenger 300, Challenger 600, Learjet and Global series aircraft

Bombardier aircraft on display at NBAA at Orlando Executive Airport:

Learjet 40 XR: Introduced at NBAA one year ago, the six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 XR is making its debut appearance. This next generation premium light jet features the widest and most spacious cabin in its class and a dedicated spacious aft lavatory. It delivers faster 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). For example, it can whisk six passengers from Jackson Hole to Teterboro in an impressive three hours, 39 minutes.

Learjet 45 XR: The eight-to-nine passenger Learjet 45 XR flies faster and farther, with more passengers than any other business jet in its class. Its passenger cabin area is 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 first true super-midsize jet offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight passengers. The aircraft, which entered service in January 2004, can fly Miami-Seattle 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 in-service fleet currently totals over 45 aircraft.

Challenger 604: This intercontinental business jet offers proven mission flexibility and the widest cabin of any true business jet available today. Certified for civil operation in 45 countries, it has established a proven track record for dependability, reliability and outstanding value, making it the best-selling jet in its class. The in service fleet currently totals over 295 aircraft.

Challenger 850: This aircraft combines the largest cabin in its class with the outstanding dependability and performance of a CRJ200. It features flexible interior configurations, capable of accommodating 15-19 passengers. The Challenger 850 has a transcontinental range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 km) at Mach 0.80 and cruises faster and at higher altitudes than its competition.

Bombardier Global 5000: The Bombardier Global 5000 offers superior transatlantic speed as well as the most advanced business jet cabin, incorporating the first Ethernet-based
Air Show 21 application in corporate aviation. The aircraft’s category leading speed is most evident on intercontinental flights, where, compared to other jets in its class, it knocks a full hour off long-distance routes such as New York-São Paulo, Chicago-Frankfurt and San Francisco-Lima. A Bombardier Global 5000 jet recently joined the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fleet of specialized multi-mission aircraft.

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, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
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