October 10, 2014

Bombardier Showcases its Leading Business Jet Portfolio at NBAA 2014

  • Challenger 350 aircraft on display for the first time in the U.S.
  • Global 7000 aircraft mock-up stop in Orlando as it continues its worldwide tour 

Bombardier, the world’s largest business aircraft manufacturer, will showcase its leading business jet product portfolio at the 67th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida from October 21-23, 2014.

“The annual NBAA conference and exhibition is a key event and we’re proud to showcase the largest portfolio of products in the industry,” said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “North America is the birthplace of business aviation and we are pleased that NBAA provides an environment for us to display the Challenger 350 aircraft for the first time in the U.S. as well as the impressive Global 7000 mock-up.”

This year’s extensive lineup of Bombardier business jets will include the Learjet 75, theChallenger 350, the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft, as well astheLearjet 85 flight test vehicleone (FTV 1) and theGlobal 7000 aircraft mock-up. The Customer Response Team’s truck and Learjet 45 aircraft will also be on display at Orlando Executive Airport. Bombardier will be hosting customers at its static pavilion and exhibit at the Orlando Convention Centre.

Bombardier’s leading portfolio backed by world-class support
With the grand opening of the Singapore Service Centre this year and the addition of a parts depot and Regional Support Offices in Johannesburg, as well as in Toluca, Bombardier Business Aircraft has a service and support network that totals more than 60 maintenance facilities, seven wholly owned service centres in the United States, Netherlands and Singapore, 14 Regional Support Office locations in 11 countries and superior aircraft parts availability sustained by 13 parts facilities on five continents. Bombardier continues to grow its aftermarket service offering, most recently through the addition of a dedicated aircraft to its Customer Response Team, which also includes a Customer Response Team Express parts delivery, Customer Response Team trucks and technicians, Customer Response Center (CRC), Unscheduled Maintenance Teams (UMT) based at Service Centers and the CRC contact iPad app, Proximity.

To ensure that its business aircraft customers receive the latest information on their aircraft, Bombardier will be hosting a series of technical sessions during NBAA on October 21 and 22, including a general session held by the Customer Services leadership team on October 21. Customers are not required to register for these sessions. However, customers are free to ask questions by emailing: customer.services.events@aero.bombardier.com.

Aircraft on static display at NBAA 2014

Learjet 75 aircraft: The Learjet 75 jet features the pioneering Bombardier Vision flight deck with an interior influenced by its bigger stablemate, the Learjet 85 aircraft. This jetwill soar above the traffic with a maximum altitude of 51,000 ft. (15,545 m) and is capable of flying more than 2,000 nm (3,704 km)*, connecting Orlando and Toronto non-stop*.

Learjet 85 aircraft: The Learjet 85 is the first Bombardier clean-sheet business jet with both the fuselage and wing built primarily from carbon composites. An extraordinary advancement in next-generation flight, the Learjet 85 aircraft has been designed to provide a larger, more comfortable cabin than any existing midsize aircraft. This jet will offer eight passengers a stand-up cabin built to ensure superior productivity and comfort.

Challenger 350 aircraft: The Challenger 350 jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range and will connect Orlando with San Juan*. Building upon the legendary segment-defining Challenger 300 jet, it features a state-of-the-art cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger aircraft family.

Global 5000 aircraft: The Global 5000 jet flies transcontinental distances faster than any competing aircraft in its segment. Equally important, its outstanding balanced field performance allows the Global 5000 aircraft to access more airports, bringing passengers closer to their destination. With a range of 5,200 nm (9,630 km) it brings central North America into non-stop range from continental Europe.

Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 business jet offers 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 Orlando with Tokyo non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.

Global 7000 aircraft mock-up: The Global 7000 aircraft will set the standard for a new category of large business jets with the first true four-zone cabin. Passengers flying on the Global 7000 aircraft will experience a spectacularly spacious cabin, coupled with a superior high-speed cruise of M 0.90*. The Global 7000 aircraft will have a range of 7,300 nm (13,520 km)*.

Customer Response Team (CRT) aircraft: The Customer Response Team (CRT) aircraft is a Learjet 45 jet utilized to support customers by shuttling parts and/or technicians for the resolution of Aircraft on Ground (AOG) and unscheduled maintenance events in the continental United States. The aircraft operates 24/7 and is based at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) in Palwaukee, Illinois, which is in close proximity to the Bombardier parts hub and Chicago-based Customer Response Team truck. The interior of the aircraft is a standard Learjet 45 aircraft configuration which is equipped for up to nine passengers. The spacious aft baggage area can transport parts and equipment.

The Customer Response Team (CRT) truck will also be on static display. Customer Response Team trucks are pre-positioned throughout the United States and manned by a team of two – one avionics technician and one maintenance technician. The customized truck carries state-of-the-art diagnostics tools, as well as a wide array of equipment to perform a variety of unscheduled or scheduled maintenance tasks, supporting all families of Bombardier business aircraft.

Confirmed media activities

Sunday, October 19, 2014 17:30 – 19:00
Bombardier Business Aircraft Media Event
Bombardier Static Display

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 – 10:45
Bombardier Customer Services Press Conference
Orlando Convention Centre Press Room N220C

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:45 – 12:15
Bombardier Business Aircraft Photo Opportunity with John Travolta
Bombardier Static Display

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 16:30 – 18:30
Bombardier Cocktail Reception
Booth #281 at the Orange County Convention Centre

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.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Aurélie Sabatié
Bombardier Business Aircraft