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Bombardier Aerospace Lands At Dubai Airshow 2007

Nov. 9, 2007, Montréal, Que, - Emphasizing its commitment to the Middle East’s booming aviation market, Bombardier Aerospace will arrive at Dubai Airshow 2007 with a selection of corporate jets and its Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jet.


November 12, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 9, 2007, Montréal, Que, – Emphasizing
its commitment to the Middle East’s booming aviation market, Bombardier
Aerospace will arrive at Dubai Airshow 2007 with a selection of
corporate jets and its Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen
regional jet. Also on display will be Bombardier’s new, full-scale
mock-up of the next generation CSeries airliner, which was first
revealed in June.

Celebrating
its 10th anniversary, the Dubai Airshow has become the world’s third
most influential airshow event and expects over 40,000 trade visitors
to attend. The show will run from Sunday, November 11 to Thursday,
November 15 and the Bombardier exhibit will be located at the West
Hall, Stand W601.

At
the Dubai Airshow, Bombardier Business Aircraft will showcase an
impressive range of jets from each of its innovative product families.
The new Bombardier Learjet 60 XR jet will make its international debut, joining the super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 300, the widebody Bombardier Challenger 605 and high-speed Bombardier Global 5000 business aircraft on static display.

“This 10th
edition of the Dubai Airshow provides us with the opportunity to
reassert our ongoing dedication to business aviation in the Middle
East, as well as our commitment to innovation as we present our newest
product offerings to the international market,” said Bob Horner,
Vice-President, International Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“With a firm footing in sales and customer support, we anticipate
continued success in the Middle East for many years to come.” 

Bombardier Business Aircraft enjoys a strong presence in the Middle East with its regional sales headquarters and Skyjet International regional
office both based in Dubai. Bombardier’s commitment to Customer Service
in the Middle East is also emphasized with a parts depot at the Dubai
airport and a Bombardier ‘s Authorized Service Facility (Execujet Mifddle East), servicing Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft across the region.

 

The widebody Challenger 605
jet dominates the large aircraft segment in the region with 27
aircraft, as at June 30, 2007, representing 50 per cent of the market
share for this segment in the region. The Challenger 300
aircraft continues to build momentum in the region, as it does the
world over, representing 80 per cent of the market share for this
segment in this region, as at June 30, 2007.

Bombardier Regional Aircraft has been making impressive gains in the Middle East and North Africa, with recent orders for Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets and Bombardier Q- Series turboprops from several airlines in the region.

“The
overall Middle East regional airline fleet of aircraft is expected to
grow by 150 per cent over the next 20 years, while we see the overall
African fleet growing by 40 per cent in the 20 to 149 seat fleet,” said
James Dailly, Senior Vice-president, Sales, Bombardier Regional
Aircraft. “We are the only manufacturer that can offer families of
regional jets ranging from 40 to 100 seats and turboprops ranging from
37 to 90 seats.

“Our
aircraft have a proven record of excellent performance and reliability
in the sometimes unforgiving operating environment in desert regions,”
added Mr. Dailly. ”We believe this record, and our aircraft families
with their high commonality, will be a major factor as airlines and
other operators modernize or expand their fleets.”

New CSeries mock-up continues its world tour  

Continuing on its world tour, Bombardier will present the latest full-size, cabin mock-up of the CSeries aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2007. The CSeries
aircraft, should it be launched, will be designed specifically for the
lower end of the 100- to 149-seat commercial market, and will be
equipped to operate in challenging conditions, including the extreme
heat of the Middle East.

Featured
in the mock-up will be the forward galley with offset door
configuration, two rows in business class, four rows in economy class
and the aft galley with a lavatory area. The new cabin permits airlines
to experience the convenience of overhead rotating bins and the
cross-section fuselage was recently modified to provide additional
passenger comfort.