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October 07, 2011 16:28 ET

Bombardier Business Aircraft Strengthens Asia-Pacific Sales Team

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) - Bombardier Aerospace today announced that it has strengthened its Business Aircraft sales team in China and Asia-Pacific to increase its focus on the growing activity and volume in the region. The territory is now overseen by a Vice-President and two Regional Vice-Presidents.

"Bombardier is forecasting tremendous growth for China and Asia-Pacific over the next 20 years with industry-wide business jet deliveries forecast at approximately 3,350 units for the region, including 2,360 aircraft for China alone," said Bob Horner, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The vast size and strategic importance of this territory warrants special attention in order to harness the full sales potential of our Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. To this end, we have strengthened the sales organization, dividing the territory into two distinct regions, China and Asia-Pacific/Australia, each represented by a Regional Vice-President and reporting directly to a Vice-President," he added.

Christophe Degoumois has been promoted to the position of Vice-President responsible for China, Asia-Pacific, Australia, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. Christophe has been with Bombardier Business Aircraft for over seven years and has had great success as Regional Vice-President Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS countries over the past five years. One of his key strengths is managing and developing successful sales campaigns in emerging markets, a key component of his achievements in Russia and CIS countries.

Michael Han is promoted to the newly created position of Regional Vice-President, China. Michael has an impressive sales track record and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience through his 15 years in the aviation industry, most recently as Bombardier Business Aircraft's Sales Director for Greater China.

After 33 years of service, David Dixon will be leaving Bombardier. David has been instrumental in developing our business in the Asia-Pacific region and will be assisting with a smooth transition until the end of 2011. Bombardier thanks him for his tremendous contribution and wishes him the very best and continued success.

An announcement regarding the appointment of the Regional Vice-President, Asia-Pacific and Australia will be made at a later date.

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