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November 09, 2015 05:00 ET

Bombardier to Deliver Two Global 5000 Aircraft to Middle Eastern Customers, Further Expanding ExecuJet-Operated Fleet

- ExecuJet Middle East to provide aircraft management services for two owners based in the region

- ExecuJet Middle East-operated fleet of Bombardier Business Aircraft in the region will reach 14 Learjet, Challenger and Global jets

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwired - Nov. 9, 2015) - Bombardier today marked the upcoming delivery of two new entry-long range Global 5000 aircraft to be operated by longstanding partner and leading business aviation services organization ExecuJet Middle East of Dubai, UAE. ExecuJet Middle East will manage the aircraft on behalf of two customers in the region.

"The business jet fleet in the Middle East has more than doubled in the past 10 years, and our entry-long range Global 5000 jet is the most delivered large aircraft in the Middle East region," said Khader Mattar, Vice President of Sales, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and China, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The Middle East is a key region for Bombardier, and we are delighted to see our market leadership, in terms of both share and installed base, strengthened further by these deliveries."

The addition of the two Global aircraft to ExecuJet's managed fleet also reflects increased demand for high-quality managed services in the region. Managed services allow owners to benefit fully from aircraft ownership, but without the management responsibilities involved in aircraft operations.

"Along with the growing trend towards ultra-long-range aircraft in this region, we are experiencing an increased interest in ExecuJet's aircraft management offering in the Middle East. This success is a testament to our high levels of customer service, safety and quality," said Mike Berry, ExecuJet's Vice President, Middle East.

The ExecuJet Middle East also serves as a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility in Dubai and has a proven reputation for excellence in the maintenance of business aircraft. The company is a five-time winner of the Bombardier Authorized Service Facility Excellence Award in the International category. The annual awards recognize the outstanding efforts and successes of individual ASFs within the Bombardier network in five categories.

More than 100 Bombardier business jets are currently based in the Middle East, and Bombardier customers are served by comprehensive regional support services on the ground.

Global 5000 aircraft: Specifically designed to provide a highly productive working environment, the Global 5000 jet provides one of the most spacious cabins among the entry long-range segment aircraft available today. At M 0.89, it flies transcontinental distances faster than any competing aircraft in its segment. Equally important, the Global 5000 business jet's outstanding balanced field performance allows the aircraft to access more airports, bringing passengers closer to their destination. With a range of 5,200 nm (9,630 km) it can connect central North America into non-stop range from continental Europe*.

About The ExecuJet Aviation Group

The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions - Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 1,000 experienced staff.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 165 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most business jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates 19 world-class FBO facilities worldwide.

ExecuJet is part of the Luxaviation Group.

www.execujet.com

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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