MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it will showcase three of its class-defining business jets at this year's Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show at Dubai's Al Maktoum airport from December 11 to December 13, 2012. On display will be three jets, the Challenger 605, Challenger 850 and Global 5000 jets.
The Bombardier Vision Flight Deck will be adding another show to its world tour since it entered service in March 2012. Aboard the Global 6000 demonstrator it has accumulated over 550 flight hours, completed more than 235 legs and flown over 600 passengers a total distance in excess of 400,000 km (248,548 miles). Some highlights include stops in Melbourne, Australia; Mumbai, India; Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; Luxembourg; Split, Croatia and Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
"The Middle East remains a solid market for business aviation, and this year's show will see us highlight our entire family of jets," said Khader Mattar, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Africa and India. "We know our Global 5000 jet will be a particular highlight as it offers the region great range, a superior cabin and generous baggage space."
Bombardier has also expanded its support in the region as it continues to invest in its facilities and offerings. This past year, Bombardier named Qatar Airways' Corporate Jet Division, Qatar Executive, a Line Maintenance Facility (LMF) for Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Global business jets. The Doha-based LMF complements Bombardier's parts depot and full-scale business aircraft Regional Support Office (RSO) in Dubai, staffed by a Customer Liaison Pilot, Customer Support Account Manager, two Field Service Representatives and the RSO Manager.
The RSO is located at Dubai International Airport alongside ExecuJet Middle East, a full ASF for all Learjet, Challenger and Global business jet models, and recipient of Bombardier's Authorized Service Facility (ASF) Excellence Award in the International category for two years running. In 2011, Bombardier also added two more authorized facilities in the region, in Turkey and Jordan, to support business aircraft.
Challenger 605 aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. Featuring one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today, it can soar six passengers 4,000 nm (7,408 km) from Dubai to Hong Kong*.
Challenger 850 aircraft: The Challenger 850 jet embodies comfort for its passengers by offering the largest cabin in its segment with proven reliability, making it the choice of many for flights up to 2,811 nm (5,206 km). It will fly eight passengers from Dubai to Moscow non-stop*.
Global 5000 aircraft: The Global 5000 jet combines superior transcontinental speed with the largest cabin in its class. It offers ultimate comfort to those on board and with the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck it combines design and technology from nose to tail. On board, passengers have high-speed Internet and unmatched entertainment and productivity options. This jet will fly 5,200 nm (9,630 km) and connect Dubai with Cape Town*.
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