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Learjet 75 Aircraft and Global 6000 Jet Take Centre Stage with NBAA 2012 Debut

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Learjet 75 Aircraft and Global 6000 Jet Take Centre Stage with NBAA 2012 Debut13:37 EDT Wednesday, October 17, 2012MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that its class-defining Learjet 75 aircraft and Global 6000 ultra long-range jet will make their National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) debuts at this year's 65th annual conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, from October 30 to November 1, 2012. "Our Learjet 75 mock-up and test aircraft are going to generate excitement as we've worked to take an already great product and make further improvements with its Bombardier Vision Flight Deck and all-new interior; we know that this jet will make a splash at this year's show," said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "Our Global 6000 demonstrator aircraft has been jetting all over the world for customer demo flights and static displays. And as the industry's eyes are now turning towards NBAA we are all thrilled at the chance to show the largest gathering of customers and professionals the true Global standard in business aviation."We look forward to showcasing our high-performance jets and more news at NBAA 2012," he added.Bombardier will present its Global 6000, Challenger 605, Challenger 300, Learjet 85 mock-up, Learjet 75 mock-up, Learjet 75, Learjet 60 XR and Learjet 45 XR business jets in the static display at Orlando Executive Airport, as well as host customers at its static pavilion and at its two-floor exhibit at Booth #900 at the Orange County Convention Center.Bombardier Customer Services team members will also be on-site to highlight recent expansions to Bombardier's worldwide support network of more than 65 wholly owned service centres and Authorized Service Facilities, ten parts facilities featuring two distribution hubs in Chicago and Frankfurt and a growing number of Regional Support Office locations that house internationally deployed service and support professionals."This past year, Bombardier has made great strides in bolstering our international support presence, parts availability and robust 24-7 capabilities at our wholly owned service centres in North America," said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft. "NBAA will serve as another valued opportunity to meet with the operator community and share further deployment updates and aftermarket program initiatives."Learjet 45 XR aircraft: The Learjet 45 XR business jet is second to none in terms of speed and range with its eight-to-nine passenger cabin*. It is the only jet in its class to offer true double-club seating and retains the Learjet look with the performance to match. This jet will whisk four passengers and two crew 1,971 nm (3,650 km) and connect cities such as Miami and Guadalajara*. Learjet 60 XR aircraft: A proven model that combines performance, comfort, value and technology to a new level in the midsize category, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft delivers a high cruise speed of Mach 0.81 (863 km/hr) with superior climb capabilities, proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs*. This jet can rapidly fly its passengers above the traffic and make use of the more favourable winds up at 51,000 ft (15,545 m) which translates into time savings as a result of less traffic and turbulence. When loaded with four passengers and two crew it will fly 2,405 nm (4,454 km) and is able to fly Miami to Cayenne*, French Guiana.Learjet 75aircraft: The Learjet 75 jet features the pioneering Bombardier Vision Flight Deck with an interior influenced from its bigger stablemate the Learjet 85 aircraft. This jet will soar above the traffic with a maximum altitude of 51,000 ft (15,545 m) and is capable of more than 2,000 nm (3,704 km) and is able to fly between Miami and Aspen*. Challenger 300 aircraft: The dependable Challenger 300 jet offers true transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight to ten passengers. Its 3,065 nm (5,676 km) range connects Miami with Seattle non-stop with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. Its superior airfield performance allows it to operate out of 5,000 ft (1,524 m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 jet offers the best performance and value in its class, combined with a dispatch reliability that has consistently been above 99.7 per cent, it has exceeded customer expectations since its entry-into-service in 2004. Challenger 605aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km); from Miami to London, and also from Miami to Santiago*.Global 6000aircraft: The Global 6000 jet's unrivalled cabin size and levels of comfort combined with a stand-up shower** and the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck means no other purpose built business jet comes close in terms of high-speed range capability and traveller comfort. Offering the ultimate in technology, this intrepid jet can link Miami with Tahiti or Cairo non-stop, with eight passengers and three-to four crew*.Confirmed Media ActivitiesSunday, October 28, 2012, 4:30Photo Opportunity, Static DisplayTuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:00-11:00Bombardier Customer Services Press Conference, Room N220CWednesday, October 31, 2012, 4:30Customer Services Cocktail, Bombardier Booth #900About BombardierBombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.Notes to editors Follow @Bombardier_Aero on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from Bombardier Aerospace.Bombardier is at Booth #900 and on the Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport.*Under certain operating conditions. **Available as an option Bombardier, Learjet, Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Learjet 75, Learjet 85, Challenger, Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Global, Global 6000, The Evolution of Mobility,Bombardier Vision and XR are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Bombardier Business AircraftAnnie Cossette+1-514-855-4388annie.cossette@aero.bombardier.comORwww.bombardier.comVirtual Press Kit: www.bbapress.com