Bombardier aéronautique à MAKS 2007

Bombardier’s regional and business aircraft provide travel solutions to meet growing demand in Eastern Europe

Bombardier Aerospace will show its commitment to the burgeoning Eastern European market by participating in the biennial International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2007) in Moscow, Russia, from August 21 to 26, 2007. At MAKS, which attracted over 650,000 visitors to its site last year, Bombardier will showcase the widebody Challenger 605 jet to both potential and current customers.

Bombardier has a long-time commitment in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, reflected by a leading presence in the region, with its innovative Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families. Bombardier is the business aircraft leader in the large aircraft segment in Russia and other CIS countries.

“There is a dynamic market for business jets in Russia and demand is continuing to grow. Offering business aviation’s most comprehensive line-up of products and services, Bombardier is well positioned to provide Russian operators with the business jets and travel solutions that fit their needs,” said Bob Horner, Vice-President, International Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

Bombardier’s premier business jet charter program, Skyjet International offers Russian travelers a range of turnkey travel solutions.

Within the realm of regional aircraft, Bombardier’s CRJ Series regional jets and Q-Series turboprops are the strongest regional market franchises in terms of aircraft deliveries as at April 30, 2007, with more than 2,400 of these aircraft ordered by airlines and operators around the globe.

The first Russian customer to purchase a Bombardier regional jet was Tatarstan Airlines. Earlier in 2007, the airline ordered six CRJ900 jetliners and took options on an additional four aircraft. Recently, Bombardier delivered the first two of these 88-seat aircraft to the airline.

“We believe Russia represents a great opportunity for us,” said James Dailly, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “As the requirement for regional aircraft grows, we are confident we have the best aircraft for this market. Our next generation regional jets, the CRJ700 NextGen, CRJ900 NexGen and CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft take cost advantages and passenger comfort to new levels.”

Trade visitors have the opportunity to visit MAKS 2007 from Tuesday, August 21 to Thursday, August 23. Bombardier Aerospace’s exhibit will be located at Exhibit Hall H and the Challenger 605 will be on static display at Entrance 2.

 Bombardier aircraft on static display at MAKS 2007 Challenger 605: In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet makes its Russian show debut at MAKS. The aircraft is equipped with the full range of new features available aboard the jet. They include a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and a state-of-the-art Ethernet-based Cabin Electronic System. Featuring the widest stand-up cabin of any large seat category business jet available today, it can whisk five passengers from Moscow-Bejing non-stop*, in superior comfort. 

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional 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, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Bombardier, Challenger 605, Global, Q-Series, CRJ  Series,  CRJ700 NextGen, CRJ900, CRJ900 NexGen, CRJ1000 NextGen and Skyjet International are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Note to Editors
* Under certain operating conditions.

For information
Marc Duchesne
Bombardier Aerospace
(514) 855-7989

www.bombardier.com