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February 24, 2016 15:22 ET

Bombardier Marks Major Milestone with Delivery of 75th Learjet 75 Aircraft to Aurora Jet Partners

- Aurora Jet to add Bombardier Learjet to its existing fractional jet fleet of light, mid-size, and large business jets

- Company expects to introduce more Learjet 75 aircraft by year end

WICHITA, KANSAS--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2016) -

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Bombardier Business Aircraft and Aurora Jet Partners of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada joined forces today to mark a major milestone in business aviation - the delivery of the 75th Bombardier Learjet 75 business jet. The milestone was reached slightly more than two years after the first Learjet 75 aircraft, the fastest light business jet on the market*, entered service in November 2013.

Tonya Sudduth, General Manager, Learjet Programs and Wichita Site, Bombardier Business Aircraft, presented the milestone aircraft to Bill McGoey, President, Aurora Jet Partners, in an event held at the Bombardier Learjet facility in Wichita, where the aircraft was assembled.

"The 75th delivery of a Learjet 75 aircraft represents yet another high point in the proud history of our iconic Learjet brand," said Sudduth. "We are very pleased that our friends at Aurora Jet Partners are celebrating this milestone with us as new members of the Learjet family," she added.

"The Learjet 75 aircraft is valued worldwide for its innovative technology, superior cabin design and legendary performance," said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "We look forward to working alongside Aurora Jet Partners as they take their business to the next level."

Established in 2007 as a separate division of Morningstar, their Canada-wide express cargo business, Aurora Jet Partners is a fast-growing business aviation company that provides its customers with a full suite of private travel services throughout Canada. Their services include fractional ownership, charter and fleet management and sales from bases in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto. While the new aircraft represents Bombardier's 75th Learjet 75 aircraft delivery, it is the first Learjet aircraft to enter service with Aurora Jet Partners and an initial step in the company's plan to renew their older light and mid-size fractional jet fleet as a standard offering. Aurora's fractional and managed fleet also includes Bombardier's super-midsize Challenger 300 aircraft, the wide-body Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft, and the long-range Global 5000 aircraft.

"Aurora Jet Partners is one of the most innovative and progressive private aviation companies in Canada that specializes in providing custom tailored, high-quality private travel solutions to a growing list of discerning clients. We intend to grow the managed and fractional ownership side of our business by adding a modern fleet of Learjet 75 aircraft, which offer tremendous value and utility to our customers and are in a legendary class of their own. We hope to have additional Learjet 75 aircraft in service by year end if 2016 goes as planned," said McGoey. "We are thrilled to be part of this important delivery milestone and congratulate Bombardier on this stellar achievement.

About the Learjet 75 Aircraft

The Learjet 75 jet features the pioneering Bombardier Vision flight deck with an interior designed for style and comfort. It is the only business jet in its class to feature an eight-seat double-club configuration with a flat floor throughout the cabin and plenty of legroom. The Learjet 75 aircraft is also available in a six-seat executive configuration, offering enhanced comfort and productivity features. Its powerful engines and new winglet design enables it to cruise at a speed of Mach 0.81* and climb to an operating ceiling of 51,000 ft. (15,545 m)*. The Learjet 75 can also achieve an exceptional range greater than 2,000 NM (3,704 km)*. Its modern interior features a new cabin management system with individual touchscreen monitors and full audio and video control; LED lighting throughout the entire aircraft; a generous baggage suite and a spacious galley to optimize catering. The Learjet 75 aircraft can fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop from Los Angeles to Toronto*.

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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