Bombardier Showcases Product and Service Leadership in European Business Aviation

New Bombardier Global 5000 and Special Edition Learjet 60 make EBACE debut

Bombardier Aerospace will reinforce its leadership presence in European business aviation with an impressive line-up of its newest business jets at the fifth annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 17-20.

With its innovative products, turnkey charter solutions and significant investments in world-class customer service, Bombardier is at the forefront of European corporate aviation. Bombardier delivered 103 business jets in Europe from 2000 to 2004, representing a 22 per cent share of the market. London-based Skyjet International, Bombardier's premier business jet charter program offers unprecedented worldwide access to a fleet of 900 business jets through a global network. Bombardier continues to make advances in its customer support, with a new parts super warehouse in Frankfurt scheduled to start operations in fall 2005.

"Bombardier continues to set new standards at all levels of corporate aviation," notes Bob Horner, vice-president, sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "In addition to introducing new aircraft that deliver our customers unsurpassed performance and superior value, we are strengthening our position as Europe's leading provider of total transportation solutions."

Four of the five new Bombardier business jets which entered service in the past 18 months will be on static display at EBACE 2005, reflecting the company's exceptional track record for product innovation. Headlining the display will be the Bombardier Global 5000 jet and Special Edition Learjet 60 aircraft both making their EBACE debut. Also featured will be the
Bombardier Challenger 300 business jet and the Bombardier Learjet 40 aircraft, both of which have been enjoying exceptional market acceptance since entering into service in January 2004.

Once again, Bombardier will be hosting comprehensive technical and operational sessions for its Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families.

Media activities

On Tuesday, May 17, at 11:00, Bombardier will kick off EBACE with a media event at the Bombardier booth #7023, which will include a significant Challenger aircraft announcement.

On Wednesday, May 18, at 16:00, Bombardier will hold a press conference, at the Palexpo Conference Centre, Media Conference Room H, featuring updates on Bombardier products and services in Europe. A reception and photo opportunity at the Bombardier static display to celebrate the EBACE debut of the Bombardier Global 5000, and the Special Edition Bombardier Learjet 60 aircraft, will cap the event. During the day, a number of Maintenance and Operators' (M&O) sessions will be held for the Bombardier Challenger 300 and the Bombardier Global Express aircraft.

On Thursday, May 19, at 11:00 at the Bombardier static display, a Bombardier Learjet 40 aircraft event will take place. M&O sessions will be held for the Bombardier Challenger 604 and Bombardier Learjet aircraft. Abbreviated versions of all M&O sessions will be made available on Bombardier's Customer Information Centre Web site.

Bombardier aircraft on static display at EBACE 2005
Bombardier's newest business aircraft will be on static display at the Palexpo Conference Centre.

Bombardier Learjet 40: The six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 aircraft has quickly earned a reputation as the world's premium light jet. With 25 aircraft now manufactured, and over 8,275 flight hours accumulated over the course of 6,415 flights, the Learjet 40 is well poised to lead the light jet segment. The aircraft's 1,824 nautical-mile-range (3,378-km) range flies, under certain conditions, passengers from Geneva-Moscow or Geneva-Casablanca.

Special Edition Bombardier Learjet 60: Introduced in October 2004, this proven transcontinental business jet delivers superior long-range cruise speed, outstanding climb capabilities, the best dispatch reliability rate in its segment and proven, fuel-efficient engines together with more than $1 million US in sophisticated avionics and interior options as standard equipment. The Special Edition Learjet 60 aircraft continues to generate significant market interest worldwide, with recent orders from operators based in Macedonia, Brazil and Mexico.

Bombardier Challenger 300: This first true super-midsize business jet offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, combined with a full eight-passenger cabin. This impressive jet can fly Geneva-Dubai non-stop with a full payload.

Bombardier Global 5000: With the most spacious cabin in the super large segment, the new high-speed Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft is designed to execute transcontinental missions faster than any competing jet. It features as standard equipment a state-of-the-art high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options, as well as a head-up flight display system, with the largest field of view of any business aircraft. With worldwide sales momentum building, Bombardier has announced three new orders in recent weeks.

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). News and information are available at

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Leo Knaapen
Manager, media relations