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May 15, 2006 12:18 ET

Bombardier Signs Italy's Air One for Six CRJ900 Jetliners

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Air One of Rome, Italy, has signed a contract to acquire six 90-passenger Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets. Air One has also taken options on four additional CRJ900 aircraft.

The list price value for the aircraft on firm order is approximately $215 million US.

"We welcome Air One as a new CRJ900 operator," said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "The CRJ900 jet has excellent performance and passenger comfort and has the best operating economics in its class. In addition, the CRJ900 aircraft is very friendly to the environment with noise and smoke emissions well below those permitted by international agreement."

Air One joins partner airline Lufthansa, Air Nostrum and Atlasjet as European customers for the CRJ900 regional jet. Air One is Italy's second-largest airline and recently placed an order for 30 Airbus A320 aircraft to replace the 30 Boeing 737 currently in service with the airline. It also operates Air One Executive, a charter airline.

Bombardier Aerospace is the world's third-largest manufacturer of civil aircraft with the most modern and comprehensive families of CRJ Series regional jet and Q Series regional turboprop aircraft available on the market. As at January 31, 2006 it has delivered close to 2,100 regional aircraft to airlines around the world.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2006, were $14.7 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Bombardier, CRJ, Q Series and CRJ900 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Note to Editors: Images of Air One's CRJ900 aircraft are available in our web site Multimedia Library at: www.aero.bombardier.com/htmen/F15.jsp

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