Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services Now Offers Maintenance Services At Berlin-Tempelhof

Three new customer services facilities announced in nine months

Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) today announced it has opened a temporary maintenance station at the historic Berlin-Tempelhof Airport and is now offering line maintenance services for all Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global business jet operators, including base maintenance for Learjet aircraft at the city’s downtown airport.

“Due to its central location, Berlin-Tempelhof is still one of the city’s busiest airports for corporate aviation,” said Andreas Kaden, managing director, LBAS. “The new maintenance station means more choice and increased flexibility for Bombardier business jet operators flying into Berlin-Brandenburg region.”

The new maintenance and service station – located in one of the airport’s impressive hangars – began operation in early May, in preparation for the expected peak in corporate aircraft traffic as Berlin plays host to the upcoming FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 tournament.

Originally founded in 1923, Berlin-Tempelhof is recognized internationally for its strategic role in the historic “Berlin Airlift” from 1948-1949.

Germany is the nucleus of Bombardier Business Aircraft’s rapidly expanding service and support presence in Europe. In the past nine months:
•         Bombardier began operations at its new parts super warehouse in Frankfurt
(August 2005);
•         LBAS opened its new Learjet hangar, almost doubling the available maintenance area for Learjet aircraft at its Berlin service centre (February 2006).

About Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services
Established in 1997, Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG, Bombardier Aerospace and ExecuJet Aviation Group. LBAS is exclusively dedicated to supporting Bombardier Learjet Challenger and Global business jets.
In addition to its base at Berlin- Schönefeld Airport, LBAS operates a line station at Frankfurt International Airport.

About Bombardier
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, 2006,
were $14.7 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).

Bombardier, Learjet, Challenger, and Global are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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