Bombardier Aerospace at International Paris Air Show 2011

Guests will be able to enter the next-generation world of air travel in Bombardier's unique CSeries pavilion, where they will experience Bombardier's CSeries aircraft in an interactive environment.


MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire - June 10, 2011) - This year, Bombardier Aerospace returns to the International Paris Air Show with five of its industry-leading aircraft. At this important aerospace event, Bombardier will showcase its broad spectrum of innovative products, technical expertise, and superior customer support and aircraft maintenance services. It is also an occasion to celebrate Bombardier's 25th year in the aerospace industry.

Featured on static display will be five airplanes from Bombardier's portfolio of business and commercial aircraft, including the midsize Learjet 60 XR aircraft, super midsize Challenger 300 jet, ultra long-range Global 6000 jet, Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner and CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet. As well, guests can enter the next-generation world of air travel in Bombardier's unique CSeries pavilion, where they will experience Bombardier's CSeries aircraft in an interactive environment.

The International Paris Air Show - Paris Le Bourget runs from Monday, June 20, to Thursday, June 23, for trade visitors, and Friday, June 24, to Sunday, June 26, for public visitors. In 2011, the air show expects over 2,000 exhibitors, including the top 100 companies in the industry.

The Bombardier chalet is located at A256, and will be closed on Sunday, June 26. The static display is located at D128 and will include a state-of-the-art CSeries pavilion, featuring a new cabin mock-up. It will be closed on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26.

Business Aircraft

Bombardier has over 580 business jets based in Europe, representing a market share of over 26 per cent. With the recent launch of its Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets and the ongoing development of the Learjet 85 aircraft and Global Vision flight deck, which was granted certification from Transport Canada on June 3, 2011, Bombardier is poised for further growth worldwide.

"We're very positive about the industry's outlook moving forward, and with the launch of innovative new programs, Bombardier has taken bold actions to strengthen and grow its leadership position worldwide," said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

Bombardier's recently published financial results for the first quarter(i) of fiscal year 2011 show further evidence of positive momentum, reflected by 77 net orders for business aircraft and 37 deliveries between February 1 and April 30, 2011. In addition, the May 2011 General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) shipment report showed Bombardier Aerospace as the market leader in the business aircraft market categories in which it competes, in both revenues (40 per cent) and units delivered (39 per cent), during the first three months of calendar year 2011.

Commercial Aircraft

"As the only company that successfully competes in the regional jet, turboprop and mainline aircraft markets, Bombardier will showcase its people, its commitment to customers and its world-leading portfolio of commercial aircraft at this year's Paris Air Show," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "In particular, we will display the CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet, which will make its air show debut after a highly successful entry into service in Europe, and the Q400 NextGen aircraft - the world's fastest, most technologically advanced turboprop. Above all, our Paris highlight will be the debut of the newest cabin mock-up of the CSeries jetliner housed in an impressive purpose-built environment."

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