With eight aircraft on static display at the 2005 Paris International Air Show, Bombardier will showcase the most diverse range of aircraft in the industry.
"Bombardier's tradition of innovation has contributed to the significant growth in its business aircraft sales during the past three months with a 30 per cent increase in orders and a 71 per cent increase in deliveries compared to the same period last year. This is a testament to the success of our newest products, such as the Challenger 300, the Global 5000 and the Learjet 40 business jets," said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace.
"Airlines praised the benefits of passenger comfort and low-operating costs when placing orders for Bombardier regional aircraft," Mr Beaudoin added. "As airlines favour the larger regional jets, our figures for this first fiscal quarter are of 43 net orders and 40 deliveries. This demonstrates our leadership in this rapidly expanding market segment."
Headlining the Business Aircraft display will be the Special Edition Learjet 60 midsize aircraft and the Bombardier Global 5000 high-speed jet both making their Paris debut. Introduced in October 2004, the Special Edition Learjet 60 aircraft is generating significant market interest worldwide, with recent orders placed by customers in Macedonia, Brazil, Spain and Mexico. The Paris Air Show also marks the first ever appearance of a Bombardier Global 5000 business jet equipped with the revolutionary Airshow 21 Ethernet-based cabin management system.
Making its international airshow debut at Paris, the 75-seat CRJ705 regional jet combines the lowest operating costs in its class with superb performance characteristics. A variety of seating configurations is available for three, two and single class interiors and the aircraft provides exceptional passenger comfort and in-flight amenities, plus increased baggage capacity.
The 2005 Paris International Air Show runs from Monday June 13, through Thursday, June 16, for trade visitors, and Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19 for public visitors. Bombardier Aerospace will be located at Chalet A-368.
Bombardier aircraft on static display include:
Special Edition Learjet 60: This transcontinental business jet delivers superior long-range cruise speed, outstanding climb capabilities, the best dispatch reliability rate in its segment and proven, fuel-efficient engines together with more than $1 million US in sophisticated avionics and interior options as standard equipment.
Bombardier Challenger 300: The only true super-midsize business jet in service, it offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, combined with a full eight-passenger cabin.
Bombardier Challenger 604: This intercontinental aircraft is the latest and most advanced evolution of the original widebody Challenger aircraft. As of April 2005, 314 aircraft had been delivered, making the Challenger 604 business jet the fastest selling model in the history of the Challenger program and the best selling jet in its class since 1996.
Bombardier Global 5000: This new high-speed aircraft is capable of flying non-stop from continental Europe to central North America at Mach 0.85 and up to Mach 0.89 for shorter routes. Its category-leading speed, most evident on intercontinental flights, combined with the most technologically advanced cabin in corporate aviation allows it to fly passengers across the Atlantic in ultimate comfort, faster than any of its competitors.
Bombardier CRJ700: The CRJ700 aircraft on display is in United Express colours and operated by SkyWest Airlines. The wide flexibility of the CRJ700 passenger cabin is illustrated by a unique three-class interior featuring First Class, Economy Plus(r) and Economy. The CRJ700 airliner has the lowest operating costs of any jet aircraft in the 70-seat class.
Bombardier CRJ705: The CRJ705 airliner as delivered to Air Canada Jazz, and on display at the Paris Air Show, has a two-class passenger cabin configuration with ten Executive Class(r) seats and 65 Hospitality Class(r) seats. The CRJ705 aircraft combines the lowest operating costs in its class with superb performance characteristics including greater range.
Bombardier Q400: The proven 68- to78-passenger Q400 airliner is designed to meet the requirements of regional airlines for larger aircraft on high-density, short- to medium-haul routes. The 360-knot airliner is the quietest, most comfortable turboprop airliner available. With the lowest seat-mile cost in the regional airline industry, the Q400 also delivers unbeatable economics and incomparable profit potential for operators.
Bombardier 415 MP: A variant of the Bombardier 415, the most productive fire fighting aircraft in service, the Bombardier 415 MP incorporates numerous modifications to perform surveillance missions, with the additional benefit of direct interventions at sea. The first two Bombardier 415 MP amphibious aircraft fully equipped with FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared Radar), and SLAR (Sideways Looking Aperture Radar), were delivered to Greece's Hellenic Air Force in 2004.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Bombardier, Learjet, Challenger, Global, Bombardier Global 5000, CRJ, CRJ700, CRJ705, Q400 and 415 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
(r) Executive Class and Hospitality Class are trademarks of Air Canada.
(r) Economy Plus is a trademark of United Air Lines.
For more information on Bombardier Aerospace at Paris International Airshow 2005, please visit www.Aeroshow.com.
Note to editors:
Bombardier Aerospace media activities at Paris Air Show 2005:
Saturday, June 11, 2005
11:00 AM - Bombardier Global 5000 Paris
Location: Signature Suppoer FBO, Bourget
Bob Horner, Vice-President, Sales, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft
Sunday, June 12, 2005
2:00 PM - Bombardier CSeries Mock-up unveiling Location: NCAP Pavilion, Bombardier Chalet A-368, Static area
Participants: Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace
Gary R. Scott, President, New Commercial Aircraft Program, Bombardier Aerospace
Monday, June 13, 2005
11:00 AM - Bombardier Press conference - CSeries Technical Briefing
Location: Press center, Room 2
Participants: Gary R. Scott, President, New Commercial Aircraft Program, Bombardier Aerospace
John P. Holding, Executive Vice President, Integrated Product Definition & Planning
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
11:00 AM - Bombardier Business Aircraft Press conference
Location: Press center, Room 2
Participant: Peter Edwards, President, Bombardier Business aircraft
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
11:00 AM - Bombardier Regional Aircraft Press Conference - Regional Aircraft Market and CRJ705 Briefing
Location: Press Conference, Room
Participants: Barry MacKinnon, Vice President, Marketing, Bombardier Regional Aircraft
Rod Williams, Vice President, Programs and Planning, Bombardier Regional Aircraft
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
1:00 PM - Learjet Watch Launch
Location: Bombardier Static Display, next to the Special Edition Learjet 60 aircraft
Participants: Justin Lacey, Director Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft