Bombardier Aerospace at India Aviation 2010

Bombardier Aerospace will highlight the importance of the Asia-Pacific market for its business and commercial aircraft activities, and customer support services at the second International Exhibition & Conference on Civil Aviation, India Aviation 2010, from March 3 to 7, 2010, at the Begumpet airport, Hyderabad.

With the international market continuing to gain momentum, particularly within the Asia-Pacific region, Bombardier will demonstrate its commitment to the growing Indian aviation market by featuring three of its market leading aircraft at the air show. The Bombardier Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 850 and Global 5000 business jets will be on static display at Hyderabad Airport.

“India represents tremendous opportunity for business aviation”, said David Dixon, Regional Vice President, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With a legacy of over 35 years in the Indian subcontinent, Bombardier’s long-term commitment to this dynamic market is demonstrated by our growing fleet of Bombardier business aircraft based in the region and our expanding customer support network,” he added.

 “As Bombardier’s focus on providing commercial aviation solutions for India grows, we are convinced that we have the right product mix for the market,” said Trung Ngo, Vice President, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Our fast, fuel-efficient, lower-emission Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner is ideally suited to short-haul applications, while the CRJ NextGen jetliner – the world’s most successful regional aircraft program – is a model for efficiency on medium-haul routes. For longer routes, Bombardier’s CSeries family of commercial jetliners, which are scheduled to enter service in 2013, are the world’s newest and most advanced single-aisle aircraft designed specifically for the 100- to 149-seat segment.”

Bombardier Aerospace’s Business Aircraft market forecast for 2009-2018 predicts 1,030 deliveries for the overall business jet industry during the 10-year period, including 250 business jet deliveries in India, while its Commercial Aircraft market forecast for 2009-2028 foresees that, driven by strong economic growth, India will account for 36 per cent of deliveries to the Asia-Pacific (excluding China) region during the 20-year period.

Air India Regional and JetLite operate four CRJ700 and seven CRJ200 aircraft respectively in India. The fleet of Bombardier-produced commercial aircraft in service and on order in the Asia-Pacific region includes 201 Q-Series and 60 CRJ Series aircraft.

Bombardier has had a solid service and support structure in Indian over the last few years. In September 2007, Air Works of India became the first Bombardier line maintenance facility on the Indian subcontinent – authorized to work on Challenger and Global business jets. Service and support representatives for Bombardier commercial aircraft have also been in the region since 2007.  The company plans to further build its customer services presence in the region over the next few months.

India Aviation 2010 at Hyderabad Airport will cover an area of 15,000 square meters and include over 200 exhibitors. In 2008, at the first India Aviation exhibition, 160 international exhibitors from 17 countries and over 60,000 visitors attended the inaugural event.  

Bombardier aircraft on static display

  • Learjet 60 XR: In service since July 2007, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft is a proven model of performance, comfort, value and versatility in the midsize jet market segment. The aircraft delivers a high cruise speed of Mach 0.81 (861 km/hr), superior climb capabilities, proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs per nautical mile*. The jet’s higher operating altitudes – certified to 51,000 ft (15,545 m) – translate to time savings due to better winds, less traffic and less turbulence. The aircraft can link Hyderabad-Hong Kong with four passengers and two crew*. Bombardier recently introduced new Signature Series Red and Black interiors for the Learjet 60 XR jet.
  • Challenger 850: This aircraft combines the outstanding dependability of a CRJ200 airliner with an executive cabin and the superior level of support business jet customers demand.
    The Challenger 850 aircraft features the cabin volume of an ultra-long range jet with a transcontinental range of up to 3,044 nautical miles (5,636 km)*. The aircraft can link Hyderabad-Shanghai or Hyderabad-Mauritius non-stop with eight passengers and two crew*. It is the benchmark for cabin comfort in its market segment.
  • Global 5000: The super largeGlobal 5000 jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in its market segment. It features high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options as well as a head-up flight display system with the largest field-of-view of any business jet. The Global 5000 jet can connect Hyderabad-Cape Town non-stop with eight passengers and three crew*.

Bombardier Aerospace Press Conference at India Aviation

Date March 3, 2010
Time 2:00 p.m.
Location Media Center

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 Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, 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.

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