Bombardier Showcases Widebody Aircraft At Abace 2008

Bombardier Aerospace will display its leading widebodyChallenger 605 aircraft and ultra-long range Global Express XRS jet at the annual Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) at the New Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong, China, on February 14, 2008.

“Bombardier’s comprehensive family of Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets offers the right aircraft to meet the full spectrum of business travel requirements for corporate and government leaders in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” said David Dixon, regional vice-president, sales, Asia-Pacific and India, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Global Express XRS jet and the Challenger 605 aircraft are two great examples of innovative aircraft that provide comfort, performance, and all of the tools necessary to effectively keep business going while travelling.”

Bombardier maintains a solid presence in Asia-Pacific and India, with over 100 Bombardier business aircraft currently based in the region, including a commanding market share of approximately 68 per cent in the large aircraft segment and approximately 58 per cent in the ultra-long range segment.** Bombardier also leads deliveries into the region in both aforementioned segments, with approximately 83 and 55 per cent market share respectively over the past five calendar years (2002 through 2006.)**

Complete service solutions
Bombardier’s premier business jet charter program, Skyjet International, offers the global traveler a menu of turnkey travel solutions – including ad-hoc charter and its pioneering Jet Member card – which allow them to enjoy seamless and customized travel service, when and wherever it is needed. With regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Skyjet International continues to expand its presence in Asia-Pacific, forging new paths for business jet charter in the region.

Challenger 605: In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today. It is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all new cabin electronic system. It can whisk five-passengers from Hong Kong-Brisbane non-stop*, in superior comfort. Optional equipment on the Challenger 605 now includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness.

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 Hong Kong-Seattle, and Hong Kong-Paris non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*. The Global Express XRS jet is now available with the Global Vision flight deck. The new Pro Line Fusion avionics suite is paired with superior design aesthetics from world-renowned design consultancy firm Design Q, to create the ultimate flight control environment, providing Global aircraft pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort. 

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). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at

Note to editors
**Source – Jetnet, Amstat & Bombardier research as of September 2007. *Under certain operating conditions

Bombardier, Global Express XRS, Challenger 605 and Skyjet International are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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Haley Dunne
Bombardier Business Aircraft