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November 10, 2015 14:24 ET

Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres in North America Now ACR Electronics, Inc. Equipment Authorized

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2015) - Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce that over 60 technicians across its five wholly-owned North American Service Centres are now authorized to perform programming, annual inspections and battery replacement operations of ACR Electronics, Inc. manufactured ARTEX equipment, joining its Singapore facility, which received authorization last year. ACR Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of emergency beacons. This authorization applies to all Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft and bolsters Bombardier's ability to offer one-stop-shop capabilities at its Service Centres.

"Bombardier Business Aircraft offers comprehensive worldwide support and services for our customers," said Stan Younger, Vice President, Service Centres, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "All of our wholly-owned, FAA Diamond Award winning facilities in North America, strive to set higher standards for aircraft maintenance and safety. We are pleased to collaborate with the leading development centre for emergency beacons - built with cutting edge technology," he added.

"ACR Electronics, Inc. manufactures products that are used to save lives. We are careful to ensure that only trained entities are able to program ARTEX ELT's. We are pleased to partner with the Bombardier Service Centre network in their mission of providing additional programming service to our mutual customers," expressed Wendy Cohen, Director, Customer and Field Services for ACR Electronics, Inc.

Bombardier Business Aircraft's maintenance network is comprised of over 1,000 highly skilled professionals located at its North American wholly-owned Service Centres including Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Tucson and Wichita. The Service Centre network is supported by Bombardier Business Aircraft's fleet of Customer Response Team (CRT) mobile units. The vehicles are manned by a team of technicians and provide select part removal and installation services, line service repairs, minor inspections and more, supporting all families of Bombardier business aircraft.

About ACR Electronics, Inc.

ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine Company, designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products. Available products include Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Boat Search Lights, and other associated safety accessories. ACR's facility Quality Management System (QMS) is certified by TUV USA and is certified in accordance with AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008 standards. Additionally ACR maintains FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification status. Recognized as the world's leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR has provided safety equipment to the marine, outdoor and aviation industries as well as to various worldwide government agencies since the late 1950's.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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