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January 06, 2005 12:52 ET

Bombardier Signs Japan Airlines for Two More CRJ200 50-Seat Jets


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JANUARY 6, 2005 - 12:52 ET

Bombardier Signs Japan Airlines for Two More CRJ200
50-Seat Jets

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 6, 2005) - Bombardier Aerospace
confirms that Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd. (JAL) has signed a
contract to acquire two Bombardier CRJ200 50-seat regional jets on
behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary, J-AIR.

"Based on the strong performance of the Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft in
their fleet, its passenger appeal and outstanding economics, we are
delighted to see Japan Airlines placing a repeat order for the
Bombardier CRJ200," said Steven A. Ridolfi, President, Bombardier
Regional Aircraft.

This transaction raises to eight the number of Bombardier CRJ200
aircraft ordered by JAL on behalf of J-AIR since its initial order for
two aircraft in January 2000. J-AIR provides domestic services in
southwestern Japan from its base at Komaki.

"Bombardier's regional aircraft, both CRJ jets and Q Series turboprops,
are now in service with eight operators in Japan. Those eight airlines
have placed firm orders for a total of 45 aircraft, including 10 CRJ200
and 35 Q Series turboprops, making Bombardier Aerospace the market
leader for regional aircraft in Japan," added Mr. Ridolfi.

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, 2004 were $15.5
billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto and Frankfurt stock
exchanges (BBD and BBDd.F). News and information are available at
www.bombardier.com.

Bombardier, CRJ200 and Q Series are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its
subsidiaries.

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