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.
Bombardier is continuously investing in its global aftermarket services and recently implemented a regionalized structure for its Customer Services & Support teams that will help ensure better support to customers locally, with quicker response times and key personnel located in their region and time zone, while ensuring consistency in the support delivered worldwide. In May, Bombardier also announced the expansion of the range of services available to business aircraft operators through its wholly owned Amsterdam Service Centre, which will include engine services and interior refurbishment, as well as aircraft cleaning and detailing services.
Aircraft on static display
Challenger 350 aircraft: The Challenger 350 jet boasts class-defining performance, a true 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range with full fuel and passenger load and will connect Paris with Lagos non-stop(i). Building upon the legendary segment-defining Challenger 300 jet, it features a state-of-the-art cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger family. A mock-up of the cabin and cockpit of the Challenger 350 aircraft will be on static display.
Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 jet's large cabin size and levels of comfort combined with an optional stand-up shower and the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck means it offers a perfect blend of high-speed range capability and traveller comfort. Offering the ultimate in technology, this intrepid jet can link Paris with Tokyo and Paris with Rio de Janeiro, non-stop, with eight passengers and three-to-four crew(i).
Q400 NextGen aircraft: The "comfortably greener" 70- to 80-seat Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner is a large, fast, fuel-efficient aircraft that provides an ideal balance of passenger comfort and operating economics with a reduced environmental footprint. It uses 30 to 40 per cent less fuel and produces up to 40 per cent fewer emissions on routes where it has replaced similar-capacity older jets. The Q400 NextGen aircraft's maximum cruise speed of 360 knots lets it fly on demand-driven interchangeable schedules with jets. However, the Q400 aircraft can slow down to achieve fuel parity with other turboprops on a per-seat basis, while still maintaining both speed and cost advantages. The Q400 NextGen aircraft on display will be in the livery of the growing and innovative Latvian carrier, airBaltic.
CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft: Designed specifically to meet the needs of airlines in high-frequency regional markets, the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft is achieving the lowest cash operating cost per mile and per seat for operators in its market segment, while delivering extra range, exceptional reliability and a greener footprint. The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft delivers the lowest fuel burn per seat of any in-production regional or narrowbody aircraft with fewer than 130 seats. CRJ NextGen aircraft provide an outstanding passenger environment with a new interior that features larger overhead luggage bins, larger windows, improved cabin lighting and redesigned ceiling panels and sidewalls. Representing one of Bombardier's newest and fastest growing customers, a Garuda Indonesia CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft will be on display.
CSeries Pavilion: Equipped to support state-of-the-art multimedia entertainment, and to keep visitors informed about Bombardier's activities at the air show, the CSeries aircraft pavilion will also house the airliner's flight deck and cabin demonstrator. The flight deck features a number of technologically advanced communication and navigation aids and benefits from the latest avionics. The cabin demonstrator, representing the latest look and feel of the CSeries aircraft interior configuration, features a business class section, an array of economy seats at various seat pitches and a variety of optional in-flight video displays.
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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(i) Under certain operating conditions
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