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April 26, 2016 17:23 ET

Bombardier and Fokker Renew Agreement to Support Dash 8/Q Series 100/200/300 Aircraft

- ABACUS FLY program improves cost predictability and parts availability for aircraft operators

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced that it has renewed a strategic alliance with Fokker Services, which is a subsidiary of Fokker Technologies, a GKN Aerospace division, to provide the industry-leading ABACUS FLY program to operators of Dash 8/Q Series 100/200/300 aircraft. The renewal extends the alliance by three years.

Aimed at improving the availability of components and reducing operator's repair and overhaul costs, the program provides customized services on a cost-by-the-hour basis, allowing operators to better manage the life-cycle costs of their aircraft.

"For the past five years, Fokker's ABACUS FLY program has provided our operators and their Dash 8/Q Series 100/200/300 aircraft with dedicated, comprehensive support via guaranteed availability of serviceable components," said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "Dash 8/Q Series aircraft are in service with more than 150 operators worldwide and our collaboration with Fokker Services has been instrumental in providing customers with the necessary service to run their operations efficiently and reliably for years to come."

"As the top service provider in the industry, we celebrate the extension of the platform and are pleased that Bombardier and its operators continue to look to the ABACUS FLY support program for their Dash 8 aircraft needs," said Erik Geertsema, Vice President Business and Strategy Development, Fokker Services. "This renewed alliance signifies Fokker's commitment to ensuring regional aircraft continue to operate competitively and efficiently while upholding the strong reputation of the Dash 8 aircraft fleet."

About Q Series Aircraft

The Q Series family of aircraft combines advanced technology and superior design features to provide the ruggedness and performance required in the high-frequency, short-haul regional airline environment. The flexibility of the Q Series family of aircraft has also resulted in its being adapted for a wide variety of non-airline roles such as cargo service, medical evacuation, corporate transport, airways and navigation aid calibration, navigator training and maritime patrol.

Currently, over 1,100 Q Series aircraft are in service with more than 150 operators worldwide.

About Fokker Technologies

Fokker Services is part of Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace and a leading global aerospace specialist that develops and manufactures highly engineered advanced aircraft systems and components for aircraft manufacturers and provides integrated maintenance services and products for aircraft owners and operators. The business was founded in 1919. Headquartered in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, Fokker Technologies operates facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, USA, China, India and Singapore, and employs approximately 4,900 people. For the year ended 31 December 2014, reported revenue was EUR758 million.

About ABACUS

ABACUS is the longest running Component Availability program in aviation history, supporting more than 200 aircraft and currently serving 26 operators of regional aircraft, such as the Dash 8/Q Series 100/200/300 and CRJ Series aircraft for more than 20 years. The program can be tailored to combine maintenance services and inventory lease with guaranteed availability and service levels. It focuses on cost predictability and increased component reliability for more time on-wing. ABACUS members have access to extensive exchange pools located in the USA, Europe and Asia and are supported by a 24/7 staffed AOG desk.

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, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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