Bombardier Aerospace will showcase its innovative line-up of business jets at the third annual LABACE (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition) convention in São Paulo, Brazil, March 31-April 2, 2005.
Four Bombardier jets will be on static display at Congonhas Airport, reflecting the company's ongoing commitment to provide a full range of air transportation solutions to its customers. The spotlight will also shine on Bombardier's new exhibit at the main exhibition hall in the Transamérica Expo Center (Booth 2527, Pavilion C), and the company will once again host a Bombardier Learjet technical and operations session for customers and operators.
During the pre-LABACE media day, on Wednesday, March 30, Bombardier will underline the depth of its midsize business jet family with a special salute to the market-leading Bombardier Learjet 60 midsize business jet and the Bombardier Challenger 300 super-midsize corporate jet, which has just completed an impressive first year in service. The event will be held at 16h00 at Target/OceanAir facilities at Congonhas Airport.
On Thursday, March 31, Bombardier will host a news conference and product update for the media, with an exciting announcement regarding Bombardier's expanding customer services and support network in Latin America.
"Bombardier continues to set new standards in corporate aviation," notes Fabio Rebello, regional vice-president, sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "In addition to ongoing enhancements and investments in our product family, we are strengthening our customer service with new high-priority parts delivery programs and by expanding our service and maintenance capacity in Brazil."
Bombardier aircraft on display at Congonhas Airport:
Bombardier Learjet 45: The eight-to-nine passenger Bombardier Learjet 45, combining exceptional comfort with legendary Learjet performance, is now approved for civil operation in more than 38 countries worldwide, including Brazil. Bombardier had delivered a total of 260 Learjet 45 and Learjet 45 XR aircraft as of February 2005.
Bombardier Learjet 60: This transcontinental business jet is recognized as one of the best-selling midsize jets in corporate aviation with 279 aircraft delivered as of February 2005. Bombardier introduced the Special Edition Learjet 60 as the new production standard in October 2004, featuring more than $1 million of previously optional equipment.
Bombardier Challenger 300: The 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, which can fly non-stop from São Paulo to San Juan, Puerto Rico with a full payload, entered service in January 2004. A total of 29 aircraft have been delivered as of February 2005.
Bombardier Global Express: With more than 148 deliveries worldwide since July 1999, the Bombardier Global Express is the definitive ultra long-range business jet, capable of connecting São Paulo-San Francisco and São Paulo-Moscow in record time. Its successor, the Global Express XRS, is on schedule to enter service in the first quarter 2006, offering even more range at higher speed.
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