Bombardier Brings its Diversified Portfolio of Industry-Leading Aircraft and Customer Services to the 2012 Singapore Airshow

Demonstrating its commitment to the vibrant Asia-Pacific marketplace, Bombardier Aerospace will arrive at the Singapore Airshow with an impressive line-up of its industry-leading aircraft. Bombardier’s state-of-the-art CSeries aircraft dome will also be present and guests will have the opportunity to tour the game-changing aircraft’s full-scale passenger cabin and flight deck demonstrator.

With demand for commercial and business aircraft forecast to gain momentum in the region, Bombardier will display a wide selection of its aircraft and showcase its customer services and integrated aftermarket portfolio. On static display will be the Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 605 and Global 5000 business jets, as well as the Q400 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen commercial aircraft.

Singapore Airshow 2012 will be open to trade visitors from Tuesday, February 14 to Friday, February 17, and open to the public from Saturday, February 18 to Sunday, February 19. The Bombardier chalet is located at CD-61 and the CSeries aircraft dome is located in front of the chalet. The Bombardier chalet will be closed on February 19 and the CSeries aircraft dome closed on February 18 and 19.

Business Aircraft

Business aviation in Asia-Pacific is experiencing rapid growth. Bombardier’s latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts a total of 975 business jet deliveries destined for the Asia-Pacific region over the next 20 years. With a solid fleet of business jets in the region, Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global jets are all represented.

Commercial Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently bolstered its local sales team in the dynamic Asia-Pacific market to increase its proximity to customers and open new opportunities for the business unit’s optimized families of aircraft. The sales teams are led by Andy Solem, Vice President, Sales, China and North Asia and Torbjorn (Toby) Karlsson, Vice President, Sales, Asia-Pacific.

The economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to outpace the rest of the world over the next 20 years and Bombardier forecasts that the region (including China) will take delivery of approximately 4,000 aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat category during that time period.

Almost 300 Bombardier CSeries, CRJ and Q-Series commercial aircraft are on order, or are currently operating in the Asia-Pacific region. Bombardier is keen to build on this solid presence, and recent orders from Korean Air, SpiceJet of India and an unidentified Chinese airline for CSeries airliners, Q400 NextGen turboprops and CRJ900 NextGen regional jets respectively, illustrate the capacity of the company’s optimized commercial aircraft to meet the diverse air transport requirements in this region where many new airports are in development.

Putting our customers first locally, globally

Bombardier is committed to putting its customers first by offering the highest level of support as close as possible to their operational bases. At the end of 2011, Bombardier doubled its number of regional support offices (RSO) for business aircraft customers by expanding capabilities at its Sydney, Australia commercial aircraft RSO to include business aircraft as well as opening new locations in São Paulo, Brazil and Singapore.

The new Singapore RSO for business aircraft, opened in 2011, works alongside Bombardier’s already-established parts depot and Authorized Service Facilities (ASF) in the area, as well as the company’s RSO and parts depot in Hong Kong, both also opened in 2011.

The new facilities are part of Bombardier’s global plan to provide international customers with access to regional support services in their own time zones and languages. Bombardier's RSO network for business and commercial aircraft also includes locations in Mumbai, India; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Shanghai, China; and Munich, Germany.

Bombardier Customer Services will also host a series of technically-focused conferences in the Asia-Pacific region throughout the year, beginning with its Regional Maintenance & Operations Conference in Hong Kong on February 21-23, 2012 for business aircraft operators. The event will be complemented by Customer Briefings held later throughout the year in Mumbai, India and Shanghai, China. Upcoming regional events for commercial aircraft customers will include the CRJ Series Asia Pacific Regional Review in Chongqing, China, as well as the Q-Series Asia Pacific Regional Review in Osaka, Japan, both in November 2012.

Bombardier aircraft on static display

Learjet 60 XR aircraft: The Learjet 60 XR aircraft is a proven model of performance, comfort, value and versatility in the midsize jet market segment. It delivers a high cruise speed of Mach 0.81 (861 km/hr), superior climb capabilities, proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs per nautical mile*. The jet’s higher operating altitudes – certified to 51,000 ft (15,545 m) – translate to time savings due to better winds, less traffic and less turbulence. The Learjet 60 XR aircraft can fly from Singapore to Mumbai and Singapore to Shanghai nonstop with four passengers and two crew*.

Challenger 605 aircraft: Featuring the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today, the Challenger 605 jet builds on the legacy of quality and reliability of its predecessor, the acclaimed Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. The Challenger 605 jet can whisk eight passengers and two crew from Singapore to Sydney non-stop*.

Global 5000 jet aircraft: The super large Global 5000 jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in its market segment. It features high-speed Internet connectivity, unmatched entertainment options, a head-up flight display system and one of the largest field-of-view of any business aircraft. The aircraft can connect Singapore to Moscow non-stop with 10 passengers and three crew*.

CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft: At entry into service in 2010, the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft joined the most successful regional aircraft family in the world, building on a proven platform, with proven reliability and cost efficiency, while providing increased seating capacity and lower seat-mile costs.

Designed specifically to meet the needs of airlines in high-frequency regional markets, the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft is now proving that it is a sound investment for its operators. 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.

Q400 NextGen aircraft: Optimized for short-haul operations, the “comfortably greener,” 70- to 80-seat Q400 NextGen aircraft is a large, fast, quiet and fuel-efficient turboprop. It provides an ideal balance of passenger comfort and operating economics with a reduced environmental footprint.

Setting new environmental standards, the Q400 NextGen aircraft uses 30 to 40 per cent less fuel and produces 30 to 40 per cent fewer emissions on routes where it has replaced similar-capacity, older jets. The Q400 NextGen aircraft is also 15 decibels quieter than ICAO Chapter 4 noise standards; raising the bar for the entire industry. In addition, this year a Q400 aircraft will be flown using fuel from an oilseed crop as part of a biofuel test program that was announced in 2010.

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 $17.9 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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