New products and turnkey travel solutions gaining wide regional acceptance
Bombardier Aerospace will reflect its strong commitment to business aviation in Asia-Pacific with an impressive presence at the first annual Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China, on August 9-11.
"We are pleased to participate in this first-ever business aviation show in China and fully expect it will succeed in introducing corporate aviation to an even wider audience," noted David Dixon, regional vice-president, sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
"Bombardier continues to set the pace in the Asia-Pacific region as Asian customers maintain a strong and growing interest in our entire line of business jets."
With a 30 per cent market share and an exceptional track record for introducing new aircraft delivering superior performance and value, Bombardier is the undisputed leader in Asia-Pacific.
Ninety Bombardier business jets are currently based in the region, more than any other manufacturer, with Bombardier holding a commanding lead in the super light (71 per cent share), large (77 per cent), ultra-long range (74 per cent) and converted airliner (55 per cent) segments.
Bombardier will enjoy a strong presence at Shanghai's SNIEC convention center with some 25 sales, pilots and maintenance specialists staffing a large exhibit in Hall E1.
Bombardier's premier business jet charter program, Skyjet International, will be front and centre at ABACE. With access to 900 jets worldwide, a growing international network and a range of innovative turnkey travel solutions, Bombardier Skyjet International has an unmatched capacity to serve the vast reaches of the Asia-Pacific region, where it is rapidly expanding its presence.
Bombardier aircraft on static display at ABACE 2005
Three Bombardier high-performance business jets will be on static display at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport:
the ultra long-range Bombardier Global Express; the super midsize Bombardier Challenger 300; and the super-light Bombardier Learjet 45 XR aircraft.
Bombardier Global Express: Since entering service in July 1999, the Bombardier Global Express aircraft has earned its reputation as the definitive ultra long-range business jet, capable of connecting Hong Kong-Vancouver, Tokyo-New York and Shanghai-London. Its successor, the Bombardier Global Express XRS business jet, offering even more range at higher speed, is on schedule to enter service in the first quarter 2006. The Bombardier Global aircraft wing and centre fuselage sections are designed and manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagoya, Japan.
Bombardier Challenger 300: This first true super midsize business jet offers transcontinental range and long-range cruise speed, combined with a full eight-passenger cabin. This impressive jet, which entered service in January 2004, can fly Shanghai-Jakarta non-stop with a full payload. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries manufactures the Challenger 300 wings, Taiwan-based AIDC manufactures the empennage and Australia's Hawker de Havilland manufactures the tail cone.
Bombardier Learjet 45 XR: Inspired by 40 years of Learjet history, the powerful and proven super-light Learjet 45 XR business jet offers unmatched time-to-climb performance and faster high-speed cruise at all altitudes. With superior hot and high performance, the Learjet 45 XR aircraft is certified to fly up to 51,000 feet (15,454 m), above traffic congestion and inclement weather common to the region. It can connect Beijing-Bangkok non-stop with four passengers.
On Tuesday, August 9, at 15h30 - 16h30, Bombardier will hold a news conference at SNIEC, Room 12.
As of Friday, August 12, media will be able to access the "Bombardier at ABACE Show Report", on the Bombardier Business Aircraft Website, "Insider News" at http://www.businessaircraft.bombardier.com
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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