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Bombardier Brings its Interactive CSeries Aircraft Dome and Industry-Leading Aircraft to Bahrain International Airshow 2012

January 11, 2012 Montréal Aerospace,  Press Release

Interactive dome features state-of-the-art passenger cabin demonstrator and new cockpit demonstrator for the all-new Bombardier CSeries aircraft

Highlighting the strong market growth potential of the Middle East and Africa, Bombardier will showcase its innovative products, technical expertise, and worldwide customer support and aircraft maintenance services at the 2012 Bahrain International Airshow.

Bombardier Aerospace will present a selection of its industry leading business aircraft. On static display will be three aircraft from Bombardier’s business jet portfolio; the widebody Challenger 605 and Challenger 850 jets as well as the ultra long-range Global Express XRS aircraft. Visitors to Bombardier’s interactive state-of-the-art dome will have a unique opportunity to view the full-scale passenger cabin and cockpit demonstrators of the game-changing CSeries aircraft.

Visitors are welcome to attend the Bahrain International Airshow 2012 from Thursday, January 19 to Saturday, January 21. The Bombardier chalet is located at the Sakir Airbase at A28-29, and the Bombardier CSeries aircraft dome is situated in the static display area.

Business Aircraft
Business aviation in the Middle East is experiencing sustained growth. Bombardier’s latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts a total delivery of 1,175 business jet deliveries destined for the Middle East over the next 20 years. With a solid fleet of business jets in the region, Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global jets are all represented.

Commercial Aircraft
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has a strong presence in the Middle East and Africa with more than 200 CRJ regional jets and Dash-8/Q-Series aircraft in service or on firm order in the region. Bombardier forecasts that over the next 20 years, while starting from a small base, the Middle East and Africa will take almost 1,000 deliveries of aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat market segment.

Bombardier’s technologically advanced Q400 NextGen turboprop, industry-leading CRJ Series regional jets and all-new CSeries family of aircraft, which is designed to meet commercial airline requirements in the growing 100- to 149-seat market, offer a diverse range of commercial aviation solutions for the region.

In November 2011, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the establishment of a regional sales and marketing office in Dubai to serve the Middle East and Africa regions. The office is located in the Dubai Free Zone near Dubai International Airport.

Putting our customers first locally, globally
Bombardier is committed to putting its customers first by offering the highest level of support as close as possible to their operational bases. As part of this commitment to customers in the Middle East, Bombardier opened its full-scale business aircraft Regional and Support Office (RSO) in Dubai in 2010. In 2011, the office saw the addition of a Customer Liaison Pilot to its permanent staff that also includes a Customer Support Account Manager, two Field Service Representatives and the RSO Manager.

The RSO in Dubai is complemented by the company’s regional parts depot, which is operated in conjunction with ExecuJet Aviation, part of Bombardier’s Authorized Service Facility (ASF) network in the Middle East. In 2011, Bombardier also added two more authorized facilities in the region, in Turkey and Jordan, to support business aircraft.

Bombardier also recently doubled its number of RSO’s for business aircraft customers by opening locations in Singapore and São Paulo, Brazil, then expanding capabilities at its Sydney, Australia, RSO to include business aircraft. The three additions complement existing locations in Dubai and Hong Kong for business aircraft, as well as Mumbai, which supports business and commercial aircraft.

Bombardier aircraft on static display:

Challenger 605 aircraft: Featuring the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today, the Challenger 605 jet builds on the legacy of quality and reliability of its predecessor, the acclaimed Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. The Challenger 605 jet can whisk eight passengers and two crew from Bahrain to Shanghai or Bahrain to London non-stop*.

Challenger 850 aircraft: The Challenger 850 aircraft combines the proven performance and value of the Challenger business jet with the outstanding dependability of a CRJ200 airliner. The Challenger 850 aircraft is a unique solution for executive requirements offering unparalleled flexibility and comfort, taking advantage of the widebody cabin, reliability and maintainability of its airliner heritage. Bombardier’s Challenger 850 business aircraft is certified for operation in 62 countries can carry eight passengers and two crew from Bahrain to Vienna non-stop*.

Global Express XRS aircraft: The Global Express XRS jet, now called the Global 6000 business jet, features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft – offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Bahrain-Perth non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial 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, 2011, were $17.9 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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*Under certain operating conditions

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For Information
Haley Dunne
Bombardier Aerospace
+1 514 855 7989

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