New Learjet 85 Aircraft Added To Bombardier Smart Parts Porfolio

  • Over 900 aircraft enrolled in Smart Parts programs

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that its inovative Smart Parts program will be available for the new all-composite Learjet 85 aircraft upon its entry into service.

Enrolment in the Business Aircraft Smart Parts programs is well over 900 strong and is expected to surpass 1000 aircraft this year. To highlight this success, two Bombardier* Sea-Doo watercraft will be raffled to lucky Bombardier business aircraft operators during Bombardier’s Customer Services cocktail event at the upcoming National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention in Orlando, Florida, on October 7, 2008.

Smart Services plans currently cover 15 Bombardier aircraft models within the Learjet, Challenger and Global business jet families.

“Customer satisfaction is Bombardier’s top priority. Providing world-class service and support is key to our success and we rely on our customers’ feedback to refine our services and guide us throughout this journey.”  said James Hoblyn, President, Bombardier Customer Services and Specialized and Amphibious aircraft.  “For the past 22 years we’ve led the industry with innovative service solutions like the Smart Parts and Smart Parts Plus programs; cost control tools that bring significant benefits to our operators. Our experienced team is committed to strengthening and expanding our services to meet and surpass our customers’ expectations.”

Bombardier’s menu of Smart Services plans for Business Aircraft
The Smart Parts, Smart Parts Plus, Smart Parts Engine Coverage ‘SPEC’ and Smart Maintenance Plus programs provide an array of cost-per–flight-hour solutions for maintenance events and services on applicable aircraft models. Operators enjoy more uniform maintenance costs and ease of forecasting with the advantage of OEM support.

Smart Parts: A cost-per-flight-hour plan designed to provide airframe system component coverage, including avionics, available to Challenger 601 series aircraft up to 20 years of age. The Smart Parts plan was introduced in 1986 to support Challenger 600 and Challenger 601 operators.

Smart Parts Plus: This program, introduced in 1996, is expanding parts coverage on the basic Smart Parts plan and is available for all current production Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft.

Smart Parts Engine Coverage: A cost-per-flight-hour plan for Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Challenger 850 aircraft models. The engine supplemental agreement covers parts and labour for on-condition engine maintenance. Launched in 1998, it can be combined with either the Smart Parts Plus or Smart Maintenance Plus plans.

Smart Maintenance Plus: Launched June 1, 2006 this cost-per-flight-hour plan provides comprehensive maintenance coverage for all new Learjet, Challenger and Global business jet models.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2008, were $17.5 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

For information
Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft
Tel: +1 514 898 6386
danielle.boudreau@aero.bombardier.com
www.aero.bombardier.com

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