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Bombardier Aerospace

January 23, 2012 08:35 ET

Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 245 Aircraft and Receives Orders for 249 Aircraft in 2011

-Business aircraft: 163 deliveries; 191 net orders

-Commercial aircraft: 78 deliveries; 54 net orders

-Amphibious aircraft: 4 deliveries; 4 net orders

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 23, 2012) - Bombardier Aerospace announced today its deliveries and orders results for the 11-month fiscal year which ended December 31, 2011.

Despite a volatile economic environment that continued to create uncertainty in many sectors around the world, including the aerospace industry, Bombardier Aerospace put in a solid performance. For the 11-month period ended December 31, 2011, Bombardier delivered 245 aircraft compared to 256 * aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year (February 1, 2010 to January 31, 2011). This delivery total is essentially in line with the 240 aircraft delivery guidance that was provided in February 2011 although with a different mix of aircraft.

For the 11-month period ended December 31, 2011, Bombardier received 249 aircraft orders, net of cancellations, compared to 201 orders, net of cancellations, for the previous fiscal year.

"The recurring fluctuations in the world economies in 2011 created a mood of caution in many sectors, and the resulting uncertainty continued to challenge the civil aviation industry," said Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. "However, with our comprehensive portfolio of business, commercial and amphibious aircraft, we are well positioned to meet the long-term needs of our customers.

"The civil aviation industry is familiar with external turbulence, and Bombardier has a proven record of addressing challenges successfully. Within this uncertain economic environment, our large business aircraft segment has done extremely well, as seen by our Global business jets family where we have seen continuous growth. Additionally, the CRJ1000 NextGen regional aircraft is performing beyond expectations and we are very pleased with the growing and diverse customer base of our CSeries family of airliners," continued Mr. Hachey.

On November 30, 2011, the Corporation's Board of Directors approved the change of financial year-end from January 31 to December 31, effective December 31, 2011. As a result, the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2011 contains two months and the annual period ending December 31, 2011 contains 11 months of Bombardier Aerospace's results.

Business Aircraft

For the 11-month period ended December 31, 2011; Bombardier delivered 163 business jets, compared to 155 for the previous fiscal year. During this same 11-month period, the company received 191 net orders for business jets, compared to 107 for the previous fiscal year.

Commercial Aircraft

For the 11-month period ended December 31, 2011; Bombardier delivered 78 commercial aircraft, compared to 97 for the previous fiscal year. During this same 11-month period, the company received 54 net orders for commercial aircraft, compared to 93 for the previous fiscal year.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial 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 January 31, 2011, were $17.9 billion, 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 or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Annex tables provide delivery totals and net order totals for business, commercial and amphibious aircraft for calendar years 2011 and 2010/11.

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TABLES

Aircraft delivery totals

Aircraft Deliveries
11-month period
(Ended Dec. 31, 2011)
Deliveries
12-month period (Ended Jan. 31, 2011)
Business aircraft
Learjet Series 33 33
Challenger Series 79 72
Global Series 51 50
(Including those in the fractional ownership program**) 163 155
Commercial aircraft
CRJ Series 33 41
Q-Series 45 56
78 97
Amphibious aircraft
Bombardier 415 4 4
Grand total 245 256
** An aircraft delivery is included in the above table when the equivalent of 100 per cent of the fractional shares of an aircraft model has been sold to external customers.

Aircraft net order totals

Aircraft Net Orders
11-month period
(Ended Dec. 31, 2011)
Net Orders
12-month period (Ended Jan. 31, 2011)
Business aircraft 191 107
(Including those in the fractional ownership program***)
CRJ Series 4 10
Q400 7 43
CSeries 43 40
Commercial aircraft 54 93
Amphibious aircraft 4 1
Grand total 249 201
*** An aircraft order is included in the above table when the equivalent of 100 per cent of the fractional shares of an aircraft model has been sold to external customers.

Note:

All calendar year 2011 delivery and order numbers are unaudited.

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