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August 05, 2005 15:12 ET

Bombardier to Showcase Power Line-Up at MAKS

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 5, 2005) -

New products and turnkey travel solutions gaining momentum in Eastern European region

Bombardier Aerospace will underscore its pioneering presence in Eastern European aviation with an impressive display of its newest business jets at the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2005) in Moscow, Russia, August 16-21.

"Russian operators are increasingly turning to Bombardier to address their transportation solutions," said Bob Horner, vice-president, sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We are working closely with both Russian operators of Bombardier aircraft and with regulatory offices to introduce new aircraft and new services that broaden the base of corporate aviation in Russia."

Bombardier is the undisputed leader in large and ultra long-range aircraft in Russia, capturing the majority of the market share in both segments. The company is also a leading provider of global travel solutions. Its premier business jet charter program, Bombardier Skyjet International, offers Russian travellers a range of turnkey travel solutions and access to 900 business jets worldwide.

Bombardier aircraft on static display at MAKS 2005

Four Bombardier high performance business jets will be on static display at the Gromov Flight Institute airfield in Zhukovsky: the midsize Special Edition Bombardier Learjet 60, the widebody Challenger 604; the newly introduced Challenger 850 corporate shuttle and the high-speed Bombardier Global 5000 business jet.

Special Edition Bombardier Learjet 60: Introduced in October 2004, this proven transcontinental business jet delivers superior long-range cruise speed, outstanding climb capabilities, superior dispatch reliability rate and proven, fuel-efficient engines together with more than $1 million US in sophisticated avionics and interior options as standard equipment. It can connect Moscow-Jeddah non-stop with four passengers.

Bombardier Challenger 604: This intercontinental business jet offers proven mission flexibility and the widest cabin of any true business jet available today. Certified for civil operation in 40 countries, including Russia, it has established a proven track record for dependability, reliability and outstanding value, making it the best-selling jet in its class.

Bombardier Challenger 850: Introduced in May 2005 as part of Bombardier's Corporate Shuttle Solutions, the Challenger 850 offers a widebody cabin, low direct operating costs, outstanding dispatch reliability and ease of maintenance - all hallmarks of its Bombardier CRJ family lineage. The aircraft, which can seat between 27 and 50 passengers, features a choice of three floor plan configurations that optimize seating, galley and lavatory options to suit a wide range of needs.

Bombardier Global 5000: The Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft, which entered service in April 2005, is capable of flying non-stop from Moscow to New York at Mach 0.85 - faster than any other jet in its category. It can fly shorter trans-Atlantic missions at speeds up to Mach 0.89. Equipped with the most technologically advanced cabin available today, the cabin includes full spectrum LED lighting and the first-ever Ethernet-based Airshow 21 Cabin Electronic System application, including a host of entertainment options and baseline high-speed data connectivity.

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, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto stock exchange (BBD).

News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Bombardier, Learjet 60, Bombardier Global 5000, Challenger 604, Challenger 850, CRJ and Skyjet International are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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