Bombardier will showcase its innovative light and midsize business jets at the 44th Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) annual convention, trade show and static display at the Piedmont Hawthorne Hangar 5, Vancouver International Airport from May 3-5, 2005.
At this year's static display, Bombardier's new Learjet 40 aircraft, already recognized as the premium light jet, will be shown alongside the Bombardier Learjet 60 midsize jet and the new Bombardier Challenger 300 super midsize jet.
"Bombardier continues to set the standard in business aviation," observed Peter Likoray,
sales director, Canada, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "We continue to invest in our product family through ongoing enhancements and the introduction of new aircraft. The recent entry into service of the high-speed Global 5000 super large business jet underscores our commitment to bringing technologically advanced products to market."
The new Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft combines outstanding speed with the most advanced business jet cabin in corporate aviation, featuring the first Ethernet-based Air Show 21 application. The Bombardier Global 5000 jet entered service on April 18, 2005 with an operator based in the Middle East, punctuated by a successful non-stop flight connecting Montreal to the Middle East in nine hours, 59 minutes.
Bombardier aircraft on static display at CBAA 2005:
Bombardier Learjet 40: The six-to-seven-passenger Learjet 40 aircraft has earned a reputation as the world's premium light jet since entering corporate service in January 2004. It offers the best cabin, speed and range in its class. The aircraft's 1,824 nautical miles (3,378 km) range allows operators to fly non-stop from Vancouver to Toronto or Houston.
Bombardier Learjet 60: This transcontinental business jet has become one of the best-selling midsize jets in corporate aviation with its strong dependability and exceptional cabin comfort. Bombardier introduced the Special Edition Learjet 60 as the new production standard in October 2004, featuring more than $1 million of previously optional equipment. The Bombardier Learjet 60 can connect Vancouver-Halifax and Vancouver-Miami non-stop.
Bombardier Challenger 300: The first true super-midsize business jet offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, combined with a full eight-passenger cabin. This impressive jet can connect Vancouver-Gander and Vancouver-Honolulu non-stop.
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).
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