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March 14, 2005 09:43 ET

Bombardier Sells 10 CRJ700 Airliners to GoJet Airlines


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MARCH 14, 2005 - 09:43 ET

Bombardier Sells 10 CRJ700 Airliners to GoJet Airlines

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) - Bombardier Aerospace
announced today that GoJet Airlines of St. Louis, Missouri has placed a
firm order for 10 Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets, and has taken options
on an additional 40 CRJ700 aircraft. GoJet is a subsidiary of Trans
States Holdings, Inc. and will operate the aircraft under the United
Express banner.

The firm order is valued at approximately $317 million US. The value
could rise to $1.61 billion US if all options are exercised.

"The outstanding economics, performance and passenger appeal of the
Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft made a compelling argument in favor of its
selection for GoJet," said Richard Leach, president of Trans States
Holdings. "The CRJ700 airliner will allow us to continue to provide
exceptional operational excellence with a cost efficient aircraft that
delivers for major airline partners like United."

"We are delighted with GoJet's selection of the CRJ700 aircraft for its
70-seat class regional jet," said Steven Ridolfi, president, Bombardier
Regional Aircraft. "The CRJ700 is enjoying tremendous success around the
world because of its superior operating costs, operational flexibility
and cabin comfort. We are confident that GoJet will experience the same
satisfaction and success with the aircraft."

GoJet's CRJ700 aircraft will have 66 passenger seats in three classes:
six First Class seats at 37-inch (94 cm) pitch, 28 Economy Plus®(i)
seats at 34-inch (86.4 cm) pitch and 32 Economy seats at 31-inch (78.7
cm) pitch.

As of January 31, 2005 Bombardier had delivered 1,224 CRJ aircraft to
customers in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South
America.

Trans States Holdings is also the parent company of Trans States
Airlines. Trans States Airlines operates as AmericanConnection, US
Airways Express, and United Express.

(i) Economy Plus is a registered trademark of United Air Lines, Inc.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in
Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004 were $15.5
billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com

Bombardier, CRJ and CRJ700 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its
subsidiaries.

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