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Bombardier announces new orders at Paris Air Show

June 18, 2013, Paris, Fra. - Bombardier Inc. has announced several orders at the Paris Air Show that could be worth up to US$2 billion if all options are exercised.


June 18, 2013
By The Canadian Press

The biggest of the deals was with VistaJet, which has ordered up to 40 Challenger 350s that would be worth US$1.035 billion if all options are exercised.

Bombardier says the Challenger 350 has a range of 5,926 kilometres, giving it the ability to make non-stop connections between all major cities within mainland China, or international
flights between places such as Moscow and Dubai.

VistaJet founder Thomas Flohr said he had personally participated in the focus groups that led to the Challenger 350 jet's conception and was confident it would deliver the comfort, technology and range expected by his clients.

Bombardier also announced Tuesday that Horizon Air of Seattle has converted options for three Q400 turboprop regional airliners into firm orders worth US$98 million.

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It said earlier that an unidentified customer has placed firm orders for 12 Global 8000 business jets, worth a total of US$804 million at 2013 list prices.

VistaJet said Tuesday it has placed 20 firm orders and taken 20 options for Challenger 350s, a long-range business jet – the second major transaction with Bombardier in recent months.

In November, VistaJet placed 56 firm orders and 86 options for Global aircraft from Bombardier. They would be worth up to US$7.8 billion in total if all options are converted to orders.