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Bombardier Expands Technical Training Agreement with FlightPath International for CRJ Series Regional Jets

May 7, 2013 Montréal Aerospace,  Press Release

Toronto-based FlightPath International appointed Authorized Technical Training Provider (ATTP) for all CRJ, Challenger 850, Challenger 870 and Challenger 890 aircraft technical training

Bombardier today announced that it has appointed training services provider FlightPath International (FPI) of Toronto as its Authorized Technical Training Provider (ATTP) for all entitlement and recurrent technical training for Bombardier’s CRJ Series commercial aircraft and Challenger 850, Challenger 870 and Challenger 890 business jets. The appointment expands on an existing training agreement, under which FPI has worked with Bombardier to provide technical training since 2011.

Under the ATTP agreement, FPI instructors will deliver CRJ and Challenger 850, Challenger 870 and Challenger 890 aircraft technical training courses at their newly opened Toronto facility and at operators’ locations, as required. The expanded agreement has already taken effect and Bombardier and FPI are closely working together to ensure a seamless transition for all operators.

“Our commitment to put customers first drives our strategy of increasing worldwide availability of high-quality, OEM-approved training for all our aircraft platforms,” said Leon Botteron, General Manager, Aircraft Training, Bombardier Aerospace. “FPI has a proven track record, both in working closely with Bombardier’s training team to maximize value, and also in providing world-class training in state-of-the-art settings.”

“FlightPath has proudly served the Bombardier family of aircraft and their operators for many years," said Andrew Lucas, President, FlightPath International.  “Our recent expansion of services will now add even greater flexibility to Bombardier in serving their customers.”

In 2011, Bombardier entered into an agreement with FlightPath International to collaborate on identifying and realizing opportunities for Bombardier training solutions for CRJ200, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000, Challenger 850, Challenger 870, and Challenger 890 aircraft customers. Since then, FPI has provided instruction at Bombardier training facilities and at customers’ facilities, as required. 

About FlightPath International
FPI provides training and operational services supporting CRJ Series jets, Dash 8 / Q-Series aircraft and numerous other aircraft fleet types. FPI offers full-service training programs in support of airline operations, including pilot training, maintenance training, ferry support, line indoctrination training, dispatch, and flight attendant qualification training. Courses may be custom tailored or developed to meet specific customer needs.

FPI is dedicated to offering only the highest quality training tailored to meet the specific needs of the regional airline.

About Bombardier
Bombardier 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, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Mark Masluch
Bombardier Aerospace
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