Bombardier Aerospace to Attend Aviation Expo/China 2011 in Beijing

Emphasizing the importance of China and the broader Asia-Pacific marketplace in the aerospace industry, Bombardier Aerospace will attend Aviation Expo/China 2011 in Beijing from September 21 to 24, 2011.

While Bombardier’s relationship with China began more than 50 years ago, its involvement in China’s aviation industry began in the 1970s. Today, this longstanding relationship has grown to include a steady expansion of Bombardier’s customer base and deliveries, along with an increased focus on development and manufacturing opportunities.

Bombardier projects that over the next 20 years, China’s fleet of commercial aircraft will grow to become the world’s third largest, closely following Europe and the United States. As China’s regional aircraft play a key role in feeding traffic to big city hubs and meeting the country’s present and forecast needs, Bombardier predicts a demand for almost 2,400 commercial aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat segment over the forecast period. Bombardier is well positioned to meet the needs of China’s growing air transportation needs with its CRJ and Q-Series families of regional aircraft and the new CSeries jetliners.

Business aviation in China is experiencing rapid growth. Bombardier’s latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts a total delivery of 2,360 business jet deliveries destined for China over the next 20 years. With a solid fleet of business jets in the country, and a strong market share of approximately 29 per cent of the business jet market in China, Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global jets are all represented. The fast-growing fleet of Bombardier business aircraft based in China has already surpassed 50 jets.

Fully committed to putting its customers first with the highest level of support as close as possible to their operational bases, Bombardier has significantly expanded its customer services network in China. To date in 2011, Bombardier has opened a new regional support office (RSO) and parts depot in Hong Kong, added a Line Maintenance Facility (LMF) in Jinan, and hired a new Director, Business Development in Beijing. This is the first phase of a much broader strategy to establish a world-class service and support hub in Asia, supported by satellite facilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Aviation Expo/China 2011 welcomes visitors from Wednesday, September 21 to Saturday, September 24. The Bombardier exhibit, located in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) at D-1, will be closed on Saturday, September 24.

CSeries aircraft cabin mockup
Bombardier will showcase a full-scale cabin mockup of the all-new CSeries jetliner at Aviation Expo/China 2011. Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the CSeries family of aircraft combines advanced materials, leading-edge technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements in 2013 and beyond.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.


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