Bombardier Aerospace will demonstrate its Latin American leadership position at the fifth edition of AEROEXPO (International Aviation Trade Show & Convention) in Mexico City and Toluca International Airport April 7-9.
With more than 275 business jets based across Latin America, representing approximately 27% of the installed base, Bombardier enjoys a leadership presence in the region. Bombardier is the business jet manufacturer of choice in Mexico with a leading fleet of 133 aircraft or 29% of the market share in that country.
Three Bombardier jets will be on static display at the Azteca Airlines hangar at Toluca International Airport, reflecting the company's ongoing commitment to provide a full range of air transportation solutions to its customers. Bombardier will also have an exhibit at the Santa Fe Convention Center in Mexico City (Booth I-28).
On Friday, April 8, 12:00 pm, Bombardier will host a news conference, with exciting announcements for the region.
"Bombardier is once again proud to have a major presence at AEROEXPO which, since 1997, has emerged as the fastest growing aviation trade show in Latin America," says Fabio Rebello, regional vice-president, sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "We will take this opportunity to highlight our innovative product line and our firm commitment to one of the world's biggest markets for corporate jets."
Held every two years, AEROEXPO is expected to be attended by more than 150 exhibiting companies from the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. This is the first time the show is being held in Toluca, the current capital of business aviation in Mexico.
Bombardier aircraft on display at Toluca International Airport:
Bombardier Learjet 60: This transcontinental business jet is recognized as one of the best-selling midsize jets in corporate aviation with 279 aircraft manufactured as of February 2005. Bombardier introduced the Special Edition Learjet 60 aircraft as the new production standard in October 2004, featuring more than $1 million of previously optional equipment.
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, which can fly non-stop from Toluca to Gander with a full payload, made its international debut at AEROEXPO in 2003 and entered service in January 2004. A total of 28 aircraft have been delivered as of February 2005.
Bombardier Global Express: With more than 148 aircraft manufactured since July 1999, the Bombardier Global Express is the definitive ultra long-range business jet, capable of connecting Toluca-Puerto Williams and Toluca-Madrid in record time. Its successor, the Global Express XRS, is on schedule to enter service in the first quarter 2006, offering even more range at greater speed.
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