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May 08, 2018 11:28 ET

Bombardier Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 jets can now feature 4G Wi-Fi System Following Bombardier and Duncan Aviation Collaboration

- New Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 jets can now have the AVANCE L5 system installed to access the Gogo Biz 4G Wi-Fi, the fastest air-to-ground network

- System also available as a retrofit on in-service Challenger 300/350 and Challenger 604/605/650 aircraft at both Duncan Aviation and Bombardier facilities

- Gogo Biz 4G is up to three times faster than traditional 3G networks, and delivers the speed passengers need for home-like entertainment and video streaming

- Challenger business jets provide a smooth ride and the ultimate in-flight experience with advanced avionics, industry-leading connectivity and a cabin management system that effortlessly brings it all together

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 8, 2018) - Bombardier Business Aircraft and Duncan Aviation are pleased to announce they have collaboratively received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 system on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft. The AVANCE L5 system can also be installed as a retrofit option on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft at any of Bombardier's five FAA Diamond award-winning service centres in North America and at Duncan Aviation's three MRO facilities as well as several of Duncan Aviation's Satellite locations. The 4G Wi-Fi system is now available on new Challenger series aircraft, which are equipped with Bombardier's exclusive HD Cabin Management System to provide an unparalleled audio experience with crystal-clear sound through integrated sidewall speakers - exclusive in its class.

"Bombardier is proud to lead the way in cabin connectivity and offer this fast, reliable 4G Wi-Fi system on new Challenger 350/650 aircraft and on in-service Challenger 300/600 series aircraft, so passengers can enjoy the smooth ride our aircraft are known for, while staying connected," said Brad Nolen, Vice President, Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

The Gogo AVANCE platform integrates a full range of cabin features, allowing passengers to easily and reliably access and use all available data, voice, maps, entertainment, and cabin management system (CMS) services.

"Duncan Aviation and Bombardier are committed to working together to provide quick, all-encompassing connectivity solutions for Challenger aircraft. We are pleased our customers can stay connected in the air by obtaining this advanced technology," said Dennis Kruse, Avionics Sales and Service Representative, Duncan Aviation.

The Gogo Biz 4G network is up to three times faster than the 3G network and comprised of more than 250 towers for reliable connectivity over the continental U.S. and large parts of Canada and Alaska. Designed specifically for business aircraft, the system delivers the speed passengers need for home-like entertainment and video streaming.

Bombardier and Duncan Aviation have already completed installations of the high-performing Gogo AVANCE L5 in-cabin Wi-Fi system on Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 aircraft, allowing passengers to enhance their in-flight connectivity experience.

The Challenger 350 aircraft tallied the most deliveries in its segment in 2017. Designed to create a smooth ride and an unforgettable experience, Challenger series aircraft flight deck feature a state-of-the-art Synthetic Vision System (SVS), MultiScan weather radar for increased situational awareness and reduced pilot workload.

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation's services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero.

About Bombardier

With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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