MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Bombardier is proud to join its customers, suppliers, government officials and media representatives in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the International Paris Air Show. During this biennial event, Bombardier will showcase its vision for the future of mobility with its innovative, iconic and sustainable aircraft.
"We arrive at the Paris Air Show at a very exciting time in our company's history," said Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. "With a number of important milestones close on the horizon, including the first CSeries aircraft flight, we're taking this opportunity to connect with many of our stakeholders, share our enthusiasm for the future and showcase the great progress we are making on product development, our international growth and our commitment to leadership in customer satisfaction."
"In 2012, we introduced our new brand promise, The Evolution of Mobility, and it is inspiring to see this promise come to life," added Mr. Hachey. "From the CSeries commercial aircraft to the development programs underway in each of our Learjet, Challenger and Global business jet families, our revolutionary new aircraft marry advanced technology with passenger appeal and a sustainable footprint. We are proud to be on the leading edge of transforming mobility solutions for travellers around the world."
The three aircraft from Bombardier's portfolio of industry-leading products to be featured on static display include the Global 6000 aircraft, a leader amongst its peers in the ultra long-range business jet category, the technologically advanced Q400 NextGen turboprop and the CRJ1000 NextGen jet, the most recent addition to the world's most successful regional aircraft program.
In addition, guests will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the future of business and commercial aviation travel by visiting the mock-up of the recently launched Challenger 350 business jet and the CSeries pavilion, which is co-located with the static display and dedicated to Bombardier's all-new CS100 and CS300 commercial aircraft.
The International Paris Air Show runs from Monday, June 17, to Thursday, June 20, for trade visitors and Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23, for public visitors. The Bombardier chalet, aircraft static display and CSeries pavilion are located at A-282 will be closed on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.
Bombardier currently holds a 29 per cent share of the European business aircraft market with over 550 of its jets based in the region. The Company is positioning itself to meet industry growth by further strengthening its business jet lineup with six aircraft programs in development, including the Learjet 70, Learjet 75 and Learjet 85 aircraft, the Challenger 350 jet and the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. The clear leader in business aviation worldwide, Bombardier offers its customers the industry's widest range of private aircraft.
Bombardier holds a leading position in the regional airline market, with more than 3,000 Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops, CRJ regional jets and CSeries aircraft delivered to, or ordered by over 170 customers around the world. With its CSeries family of aircraft for the 100- to 149-seat market segment, Bombardier is well positioned to support the requirements of an even greater array of operators and customers. The Company is the only manufacturer that offers three distinct families of turboprop and jet aircraft, and each family is optimized for the market segment it is designed to serve. As the global demand for air travel and new aircraft continues to shift towards growth markets, representatives from all sales regions will be at the air show to meet with customers and prospects.
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