Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it will showcase three of its class-defining business aircraft at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) show at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport in China from April 15-17, 2014. Bombardier’s Challenger 300, Challenger 605 and Global 6000 aircraft will be on display.
“ABACE is a wonderful opportunity for Bombardier to present its products”, said Michael Han, Regional Vice President, Sales, China. “With a very strong fleet of over 105 Learjet, Challenger and Globalbusiness jets based in Greater China, Bombardier is well-positioned to build on its current presence in the region as a world-class provider of efficiency-enhancing business aircraft. 2014 will be another very exciting year of growth for Bombardier in the country and region.”
Over the next 20 years, Bombardier forecasts over 2,420 business jet deliveries for the overall business aviation industry in Greater China1. The demand, driven by economic growth, globalization and the increase in the number of billionaires in those markets, is expected to rise even further. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long-range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be.
Challenger 300 aircraft: The dependable Challenger 300 jet offers true transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight to 10 passengers. Its 3,065 nm (5,646 km) range connects Shanghai with Jakarta non-stop. Its superior airfield performance allows it to operate out of 5,000 ft (1,524 m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 jet offers great performance and value in its class, combined with a dispatch reliability that has consistently been above 99.7 per cent, it has exceeded customer expectations since its entry-into-service in 2004.
Challenger 605 aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today, it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km) from Shanghai to Dubai*.
Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 jet’s unrivalled cabin size and levels of comfort combined with an optional stand-up shower and the Bombardier Vision flight deck means no other purpose built business jet comes close in terms of high-speed range capability and traveler comfort. Offering the ultimate in technology, this intrepid jet can link Shanghai with San Francisco non-stop, with eight passengers and three to four crew*.
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* Under certain operating conditions.
1 According to the Bombardier Business Aircraft Market Forecast 2013-2032, available at: http://businessaircraft.bombardier.com/en/ownership/marketforecast.html
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