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March 20, 2008 14:23 ET

Airline Orders Six CRJ700 NextGen Aircraft

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has received a signed firm order for six CRJ700 NextGen regional jets. The airline which placed the order has also taken options on an additional 10 aircraft, and has requested to remain unidentified at this time.

Based on the list price for the CRJ700 NextGen aircraft, the value of the order is approximately $207 million US. If all 10 options are exercised, the value of the order could rise to approximately $562 million US.

Including the order announced today, firm orders for the CRJ NextGen family - the CRJ700 NextGen, CRJ900 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen - now stand at 205 aircraft from 18 airlines. The Bombardier CRJ regional jet family has now attracted 1,659 firm orders, with 1,471 delivered as of January 31, 2008.

CRJ NextGen Aircraft

Bombardier's CRJ NextGen aircraft were launched in 2007 and are achieving improved economics compared to earlier CRJ Series aircraft. These improvements come from fuel burn savings of up to four per cent and direct maintenance cost reductions achieved through lower airframe maintenance requirements. Maintenance schedule intervals have been increased, and tasks have been harmonized to reduce aircraft down time and labour over the life of the aircraft.

With their reduced fuel burn, the CRJ NextGen aircraft are responding to today's environmental challenges by offering further reduction to green house gas emissions compared to their nearest competitors.

CRJ NextGen aircraft interiors include improvements designed with the overall passenger experience in mind. The passenger windows have been enlarged and the overhead bins have been modified to accommodate larger roller bags as well as optimized to store more bags. The addition of LED lighting has brightened the cabin environment while highlighting the improved aesthetics achieved with the new ceiling panel design and dished window sidewalls.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional 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 Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, 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.

Bombardier, CRJ, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000 and NextGen are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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