MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 6, 2014) - To underline its ongoing commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, Greater China and India, Bombardier Aerospace will present a strong line-up of its industry-leading business and commercial aircraft at the 2014 Singapore Airshow. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the CSeries aircraft demonstrators that will be on display at Bombardier's CSeries pavilion.
As a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of innovative aviation solutions, and in concert with the company's strategy to expand its geographic footprint, Bombardier Aerospace's activities within the Asia-Pacific region have grown significantly over the past few years. With the demand for commercial and business aircraft forecasted to gain momentum in the region, Bombardier will arrive at Singapore with a selection of its industry-leading aircraft and superior customer support services. On static display will be the Global 6000 and Challenger 605 business jets, and the Q400 NextGen aircraft.
As well, following the recent successful first flights of the CSeries aircraft's first two flight test vehicles (FTV1 and FTV2), invited guests to Bombardier's unique CSeries pavilion will be able to view the full-scale passenger cabin and cockpit demonstrators of this game-changing aircraft.
The Singapore Airshow 2014 will be open to trade visitors from Tuesday, February 11 to Friday, February 14, and to the public from Saturday, February 15 to Sunday, February 16. To discover more about Bombardier's vision to improve and to evolve the world's mobility solutions, visitors are welcome to the Bombardier chalet located at CD 61. The state-of-the-art CSeries pavilion is situated in the static display area. Both the chalet and pavilion will be closed February 15-16.
Over the next 20 years, Bombardier forecasts approximately 1,000 business jet deliveries in Asia-Pacific, driven by replacement demand in mature countries and new demand for emerging countries. With the industry's most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to leadership in customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long-range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be. There are approximately 115 of Bombardier's Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets in operation in Asia-Pacific.
Currently, more than 300 Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops, CRJ regional jets and CSeries airliners are in service with, or on firm order from, approximately 45 customers and operators in the Asia-Pacific region, Greater China and India. These aircraft are all optimized for the markets they are designed to serve, and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's regional sales and marketing team is positioned in Singapore and Shanghai to provide industry-leading solutions to current and prospective customers.
Bombardier's Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast for the period 2013-2032, covering aircraft from 20-to-149 seats, predicts deliveries of 4,350 units to the Asia-Pacific region, Greater China and India over the forecast period.
Recent acquisitions of Bombardier commercial aircraft in the region include an order from Nok Air of Thailand for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners, options for an additional two, as well as purchase rights on four others. With that order, Bombardier also confirmed that Nok Air will be the launch customer for a new extra capacity seating option, which will allow the Q400 NextGen aircraft to accommodate up to 86 passengers. Garuda Indonesia became the launch customer for the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region with its order for six of the aircraft. The Indonesian flag carrier also intends to operate 12 additional CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft through a third-party lease agreement and holds options on 18 more aircraft of the same type. Some 12 of these CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft are already in service with Garuda.
Putting our customers First
Bombardier is continuously investing in its global aftermarket services. On February 11, the company will inaugurate its first wholly owned service centre for Bombardier business aircraft customers in the region. The celebration will take place at the Seletar airport-based facility at 18:00 and will be open to media, operators and partners. The facility bolsters a network that already includes numerous Regional Support Offices, spare parts depots and Authorized Maintenance Facilities, serving a growing base of commercial and business aircraft.
Bombardier will also host a regional Maintenance & Operations Conference in Singapore for business aircraft customers on February 18-20, 2014. Following that, Commercial aircraft operators in the region are invited to join the local support team for the Q-Series aircraft Oceania Regional Review on March 5-6, 2014. Operators and potential sponsors can obtain registration details for both events at http://events.aero.bombardier.com/
Bombardier aircraft on static display
Challenger 605 aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet. Leading its market segment throughout the world, the Challenger 605 aircraft features one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today and can fly 4,000 nm (7,408 km), connecting Singapore and Stockholm with six passengers(i).
Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft - offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Singapore with Brisbane and non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew(i).
Q400 NextGen aircraft: The Q400 NextGen turboprop is an ideal short-haul aircraft that delivers an unmatched combination of efficiency, speed, performance, payload and passenger comfort with a small environmental footprint. The aircraft offers network planners outstanding flexibility that no other turboprop can, providing up to 14 more seats, a larger cargo compartment and up to 30 per cent more speed that its closest competitor. Worldwide, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have transported more than 295 million passengers. The Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program includes some 50 customers and operators in over 30 countries on five continents.
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