MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 07/04/12 -- The world's third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier Aerospace is pleased to return to the Farnborough International Airshow with an impressive display of its diversified portfolio of business and commercial aircraft. During this prestigious event, Bombardier will showcase its industry-leading products, technical expertise and superior customer support and aircraft maintenance services. It is also the first time the Company will introduce its new branding campaign to an international audience at an airshow.
"Farnborough is a highlight in our aerospace calendar of events as it consistently attracts the largest gathering of aviation customers, manufacturers, suppliers, and government representatives," said Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. "This is also an opportunity to launch our new brand, The Evolution of Mobility, to a global audience. In just a few words, we have encapsulated our promise to all our stakeholders - to create better ways to move people.
"While the business and commercial aircraft markets continue to recover, and are trending positively, current indicators remain mixed," Mr. Hachey continued. "Bombardier will stay ahead by investing in its future. We are strengthening our global reach by seizing opportunities in key markets, by expanding in emerging countries, and by responding to our customers' needs to develop innovative and sustainable solutions. While we are a global company, we remain local with an ever-growing network of service centres and production sites in communities around the world."
Featured on static display will be five airplanes from Bombardier's portfolio of business and commercial aircraft, including the ultra long-range Global 6000 jet - featuring the new Vision Flight Deck - the super midsize Challenger 300 jet, the Learjet 45 XR aircraft, the Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner and the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet. In the static display area, guests will also experience the next-generation of commercial air travel when they enter Bombardier's unique CSeries aircraft dome.
The CSeries aircraft dome features geodesic fabric architecture and, for the first time in Europe, will house the CSeries aircraft's flight deck demonstrator. Making his debut this year at the Farnborough Airshow, Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, will be on hand to welcome visitors who will also experience the single-aisle CSeries aircraft's widebody-type environment in the aircraft's cabin demonstrator. State-of-the-art 2D and 3D entertainment will also feature prominently in the CSeries aircraft dome.
The Farnborough International Airshow runs from Monday, July 9, to Friday, July 13, for trade visitors, and Saturday, July 14 to Sunday, July 15, for public visitors.
The Bombardier chalet, located at C 1-2-3, will be closed Sunday, July 15. The CSeries dome, located at OE3, near Hall 1 will be closed Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15.
Bombardier has over 560 business jets based in Europe, representing a market share of approximately 28 per cent. With the recent launch of its Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 jets, and the ongoing development of the Learjet 85, Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets, Bombardier is poised for further growth worldwide.
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