Bombardier Skyjet sponsors golfer Troy Matteson: former NCAA champ kicks off pro career

Bombardier Skyjet®, a business unit of Bombardier Aerospace, announced that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with 2002 NCAA Golf Champion Troy Matteson, who kicked off his professional career this month on the PGA Tour at the FBR Capital Open in Potomac, Md.

The recent Georgia Tech graduate won individual honors this year as the 2003 NCAA East Regional Champion and received the 2003 Byron Nelson Award for his combined athletic and academic achievements.

Matteson, who graduated with honors in May with a degree in civil engineering, earned Verizon first-team Academic All-America honors for the second consecutive year and was a GCAA All-America Scholar two years running. A native of Austin, Texas, Matteson will make Atlanta his home base.

“We are delighted that Troy Matteson has joined the Bombardier Skyjet team and we’re excited to play a role in the pro career of such an outstanding collegiate athlete,” said Angela Ferragamo, Bombardier Skyjet marketing director. “Troy will be a great ambassador for the Bombardier Skyjet brand, and we look forward to growing with him as he begins his new journey in professional golf,” she added.

“As a young professional, I am especially pleased to be entering into a business relationship with such a highly regarded company carrying the Bombardier name, which is recognized around the world as a leader in aviation,” said Mr. Matteson.

According to John Mascatello, president of SFX Golf, Mr. Matteson’s management company, “It’s the goal of all young athletes to build relationships with companies both inside and outside the sport. The Bombardier Skyjet sponsorship underscores the high expectations that both the business community and the golf community have for Troy Matteson.”

Bombardier Skyjet is “Preferred Charter Aviation and Jet Membership Provider” of the PGA TOUR and Champions TOUR. In addition to its professional golf associations, the company is also “Preferred Private Aviation Solution” of the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the “Preferred Private Aviation Solution” of the Champ Car World Series.

About Bombardier Skyjet

Founded in 1997 and acquired by Bombardier Aerospace in 2000, Bombardier Skyjet offers the Premier Fleet private jet membership program for frequent charter travelers. Premier Fleet offers customers a choice of 25, 50 or 100 flight hours in a preferred size of aircraft, and guaranteed availability with a 12-hour advanced reservation. By charging a simple hourly rate for each hour flown, Premier Fleet eliminates the deadhead costs associated with one-way jet travel and takes the confusion out of charter jet pricing. Premier Fleet is the only block-hour charter membership program offering the option of earning credit toward whole or fractional aircraft ownership. Premier Fleet Plus - Learjet Class offers customers the opportunity to specify the Learjet® 60 as their aircraft of choice. Bombardier Skyjet also offers on-demand charter business jets through its quality network of safety-audited charter operators. Charter flights are available by calling 1-888-2-SKYJET or by visiting

About Bombardier Aerospace and Bombardier Inc.

Bombardier Aerospace, a unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and provides services for the regional, business and amphibious aircraft markets. It also offers Bombardier Flexjet* and Bombardier Skyjet* business aircraft programs, technical services, and aircraft maintenance and pilot training for business, regional airline and military customers.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 75,000 people and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 stood at $23.7 billion Cdn. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

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