"Bombardier's long tradition of technological advances and innovative solutions is widely recognized within the aviation industry. This is evidenced by the fact that our business aircraft unit continues to attract a healthy infusion of new orders - 83 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007, compared to 33 for the same period last year - and, with the recent regeneration of the U.S. airline industry, Bombardier Aerospace received 91 net orders for regional aircraft, compared to 19 for the same period last year," said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace.
The number of orders that have been placed so far this year is evidence that the Bombardier families of CRJ regional jets and Q-Series turboprop aircraft are recognized for their cost effectiveness, reliability and passenger acceptance. It also confirms Bombardier's position of leadership within the industry.
On exhibit at the Bombardier static display area will be the new, next-generation regional jet, the Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen - which was recently delivered to Northwest Airlines - and a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft.
Within the business jet market, Bombardier Aerospace continues to enjoy a strong presence in Europe with a special emphasis on the large aircraft market segment. The Challenger 600 Series of jets leads the large aircraft market segment with an installed base of 103 aircraft, representing 53 per cent of the market share, making the Challenger 600 Series of jets the undisputed European market leader. The new Challenger 605 aircraft will be showcased at Bombardier's static display, along with the Learjet 45 XR aircraft and the Bombardier Global 5000 business aircraft.
Experience the Future Firsthand
This year, for the first time, Bombardier Aerospace will present a special Technology display area in its pavilion. There, visitors will be able to experience, firsthand, some of the state-of-the-art technology and innovative solutions that go into Bombardier aircraft. Each of the five stations will feature a video presentation.
Experience the Bombardier "Showcase on Technology:"
- Aircraft Aerodynamic Design
- Knowledge-Based Engineering - Helping You Visualize Your Interior;
- Active Noise and Vibration Control (by Ultra Electronics and Bombardier Aerospace);
- Global Express Sleep Seats (by B/E Aerospace and Bombardier Aerospace);
- Advanced Composite Structures
See The Big C... From The Inside
In addition, the Bombardier pavilion will reveal the latest full-size, cabin mock-up of the CSeries aircraft - Paris will be its first stop on a world tour. Featured in the mock-up will be the forward galley with offset door configuration, two rows in business class, four rows in economy class and the aft galley with a lavatory area. The cabin permits airlines to experience the convenience of overhead rotating bins, and the cross-section fuselage was recently modified to provide additional passenger comfort. The CSeries is designed specifically for the lower end of the 100- to 149-seat commercial market. This aircraft is the perfect balance of proven methods, materials and leading-edge technology designed to meet the needs of airlines for 2013 and beyond.
The 2007 Paris International Air Show runs from Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21 for trade visitors, and Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24 for public visitors. The Bombardier Chalet is located at A370 and the Bombardier Pavilion is found within the static display area behind the chalet. The air show attracts exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is forecasted to have over 200,000 visitors.
Bombardier Aircraft On Static Display Include:
CRJ900 NextGen: The Northwest Airlines regional jet on display will showcase Bombardier's newly introduced CRJ NextGen aircraft interior, designed with the overall passenger experience in mind. The cabin of the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet will feature a two-class configuration with 76 seats, soft LED lighting, enlarged passenger windows and larger bins to accommodate the stowage of more carry-on baggage.
Q400: When comparing the advances in technology, performance and operating economics over previous turboprop designs, the Q400 airliner is clearly a higher profit alternative to jets on routes below 500 nautical miles. The Q400 airliner provides jet-like speed and outstanding cabin comfort to passengers worldwide. Seven years after entering revenue service, the Q400 fleet has exceeded 1,000,000 flying hours.
Learjet 45 XR: The eight- to nine-passenger Learjet 45 XR aircraft flies faster, farther and with more passengers than any other super-light business jet. Its passenger cabin area is approximately 15 inches (38 cm) longer than that of its competitors, and it offers seated passengers more head and shoulder room than any other aircraft in its class. Delivering enhanced performance at high altitudes and in hot temperatures, the aircraft can fly approximately 2,000 nautical miles (3,717 km) with eight passengers, two crew and full fuel(i).
Challenger 605: In service since January 2007, the aircraft is equipped with the full range of new features available aboard the Challenger 605 jet, which include a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and a state-of-the-art Ethernet-based Cabin Electronic System. Featuring the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today, it can whisk eight passengers from Paris-New-York and London-Delhi non-stop(i), in superior comfort.
Bombardier Global 5000: The Bombardier Global 5000 jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in the super large segment. The aircraft can connect Berlin-Washington non-stop with twelve passengers(i). It features state-of-the-art high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options as standard equipment as well as a heads-up flight display system, with the largest field-of-view of any business aircraft.
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 January 31,2007, were $14.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Bombardier, Bombardier Global 5000, Challenger 600, Challenger 605, Learjet 45 XR, Q400, CRJ, CRJ900, NextGen and CSeries are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
(i) Under certain operating conditions
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE MEDIA ACTIVITIES AT PARIS AIR SHOW 2007: SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007 Event: Bombardier Regional Aircraft CRJ NextGen Family Media Briefing and CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft Viewing Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Bombardier Pavilion Participants: Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2007 Event: Bombardier Aerospace Press Conference Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Press Centre, Room 3 Participant: Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007 Event: Bombardier Aerospace Market Forecast Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Press Centre, Room 3 Participants: Michael McAdoo, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Bombardier Aerospace; Jahid Fazal-Karim, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Aerospace; Trung Ngo, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Regional Aircraft; Benjamin Boehm, Director Program Management, Aircraft Services and New Commercial Aircraft Program (NCAP) Event: Learjet Photo Opportunity Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Bombardier Static Display, Learjet 45 XR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007 Event: Bombardier Business Aircraft Press Conference Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Press Centre, Room 3 Participants: Pierre G. Cote, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft; Judith Moreton, Managing Director, Skyjet International Event: Photo Opportunity - CRJ900 NextGen Official Handover to Northwest Airlines Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Bombardier Static Display, CRJ900 NextGen Participants: Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft; Neal Cohen, Executive Vice President, Strategy, International and CEO-Regional Airlines, Northwest Airlines
Contacts: Bombardier Aerospace Marc Duchesne 514-855-7989 www.bombardier.com