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November 09, 2015 13:14 ET

Bombardier's Challenger 650 Aircraft Receives Transport Canada Certification

- Challenger 650 aircraft granted full type certification from Transport Canada in advance of first deliveries in 2015

- Great momentum on the program continues as the aircraft prepares to enter into service

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 9, 2015) - Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce that it was awarded Transport Canada (TC) Certification for its Challenger 650 aircraft. With customer deliveries expected to commence in 2015, the Bombardier Challenger 650 demonstration aircraft will make its North American debut at the National Business Aviation Association conference and exhibition.

"This latest milestone is terrific news and starts a new chapter in our Challenger family story," said Paul Sislian, Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "With the widest-in-class cabin, breakthrough design attributes and unique expressions of comfort, control, and connectivity, the Challenger 650 aircraft has a strong future and we are confident that it will earn the appreciation of executives, pilots and operators around the world," he added.

Challenger 650 aircraft: A true intercontinental aircraft with a range of 4,000 NM (7,408 km) that can connect New York to Paris*. The Challenger 650 jet builds on the solid reputation of the Challenger 605 aircraft and will feature the newly-evolved GE engines, offering shorter take-off distance, extra payload capacity or improved range capabilities out of challenging airports. The Challenger 650 jet will also feature the Bombardier Vision flight deck, a completely restyled cabin, modern-looking and ergonomic seats, a redesigned galley, business aviation's most advanced and best equipped Cabin Management System, largest-in-class HD monitors, Audio Video on Demand, Bluetooth integration and industry-leading connectivity capabilities.

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