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November 17, 2005 17:36 ET

Bombardier Aerospace Highlights Market Leadership at Dubai Airshow 2005: Bombardier Global 5000 and CRJ700 Aircraft Will Make their First Appearance at the Show

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2005) - Bombardier Aerospace will showcase its leading corporate jets and its CRJ700 regional aircraft on static display at Dubai Airshow 2005, from November 20-24. A full-scale mockup of the next generation CSeries family of aircraft will also be displayed.

Bombardier Business Aircraft has captured 18 per cent of all new aircraft sales in the past five years in the Middle-East, and Bombardier Regional Aircraft has supplied 45 of the aircraft now operated in the region by regional airlines, petroleum companies and other operators - including the first Middle East airline to operate the 70-seat Q400 turboprop airliner - Royal Jordanian Airlines.

"We are very optimistic about the opportunities for our jet and turboprop airliners in the Middle East and Gulf regions", said James Dailly, Vice President International Sales, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "Airlines are faced with new pressures in meeting the economic challenges of the industry around the world and require more efficient and more economical regional aircraft. Bombardier Aerospace is the only manufacturer offering two complete families of regional jets and turboprops ranging from 37 to 90 seats. These aircraft have proven themselves in decades of cost-effective and reliable service in many parts of the world."

"This show underscores our firm commitment to the Middle East region as we continue to expand our permanent presence in Dubai ", said Bob Horner, Vice President, Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "We are opening a new service facility, we are adding additional fulltime personnel and our Bombardier Skyjet operation is providing business jet charter across the region since its implementation last February."

Bombardier aircraft on display at Dubai 2005 include:

Learjet 45: Combining superior comfort and legendary Learjet performance, this aircraft offers easy handling characteristics, enhanced fuel efficiency, and outstanding reliability and maintainability. It can connect Dubai-Istanbul non-stop with four passengers and two crew.

Learjet 60: This transcontinental business jet can connect Dubai-Moscow and Jeddah-Milan non-stop with four passengers and two crew. The newly launched Learjet 60 XR business jet retains the unbeatable combination of value and high-speed performance, while adding one of the most advanced cockpits available on the market today, together with a stand-up cabin redesigned for style, comfort and functionality.

Challenger 300: The Challenger 300 offers true transcontinental range combined with a full eight-passenger cabin. It delivers a first-rate working environment for travelers, offering non-stop service from Dubai-Geneva, Dubai-Beijing, Riyadh-London and Riyadh-Harare, among other key routes.

Challenger 604 : Certified for civil operation in 45 countries, it has established a proven track record for dependability, reliability and outstanding value, making it the best-selling jet in its class. This aircraft can connect Dubai-Johannesburg or non-stop with five passengers and two crew. The recently launched Challenger 605 offers one of the most advanced cockpits available today, and a more spacious, restyled interior offering increased comfort and convenience.

Bombardier Global 5000: Destined to be the speed benchmark between Middle East, Europe and America, this new super-large jet is derived from the pioneering Global Express. The Bombardier Global 5000 can connect Dubai-Tokyo and Dubai-Cape Town non-stop with eight passengers and three crew. It offers superior transatlantic speed as well as the most advanced business jet cabin, incorporating the first Ethernet-based Air Show 21 application in corporate aviation.

CRJ700 : The aircraft, in United Air Lines' United Express colours, is operated by SkyWest Airlines of St. George, Utah, USA. The combined fleets of SkyWest Inc. owned airlines include 75 CRJ700 aircraft. The model on display in the static park has the unique 66-passenger, three-class interior fitted to all United Express CRJ700 aircraft: six First Class seats at 37-inch (94 cm) pitch, 28 Economy Plus® seats at 34-inch (86.4 cm) pitch and 32 Economy seats at 31-inch (78.7 cm) pitch. The CRJ700 is highly praised by operators for its superior operating costs and outstanding cabin comfort.

CSeries: The CSeries is uniquely equipped to operate in the harshest of environments, including the extreme heat of the Middle East. The new CSeries family of aircraft for the 90- to 145 passenger market segment will have the most spacious cabin in its class, providing a wide body experience in a single aisle aircraft. The combination of unsurpassed economics, superior performance, and range of up to 3000 nautical miles will be the hallmarks of the new family and set the standard for the future. The CSeries project evaluation continues and it will again be reviewed at the next Bombardier Board update scheduled for late November.

The Dubai Air Show runs from Sunday, November 20 to Thursday November 24. The Bombardier Aerospace booth is located at East Hall, Stand E-608.



Bombardier Media Activities At Dubai Airshow 2005
Bombardier Business Aircraft Press Conference
Sunday, November 20, 2005, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dubai Airshow Press Center - Room A

Bombardier Skyjet International Media Breakfast Briefing
Monday, November 21, 2005, 10:00am -11:00am
Bombardier Chalet row #15/16

Bombardier Regional aircraft Press Conference
Monday, November 21, 2005, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Dubai Airshow Press Center - Room B


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, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com

Bombardier, Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Learjet 60XR, Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Bombardier Global 5000, CRJ700, Skyjet and CSeries are trademark(s) of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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