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October 07, 2011 13:00 ET

Global 7000 and Global 8000 Aircraft to Be Completed at Bombardier's Global Completion Centre

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) -

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Bombardier Aerospace today announced that interior completion of its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets will take place at its Global Completion Centre in Montréal.

"Global aircraft are truly unique, offering the industry's largest cabins combined with advanced avionics, entertainment systems and office in the sky cabin technology. The team at the Global Completion Centre has a proven track record in delivering the superior design, quality and craftsmanship our customers demand," said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "I am confident in our team's ability to complete the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets with the same superior level of quality and pride that goes into every Global 5000 and Global 6000 jet."

Global 7000 aircraft: Featuring a spacious four-zone cabin, this aircraft sets the benchmark for a new category of large business jets. With a volume of 2,637 cu. ft. (74.67 cu. m.), passengers will enjoy 20 per cent more living space than the cabin of the Global 6000 aircraft, the current industry leader. The aircraft will have a high-speed cruise of M 0.90* and a range of 7,300 nm (13,520 km) at M 0.85*. It will fly Sydney-Dubai, London-Singapore or Beijing-Washington nonstop with 10 passengers*. Entry-into-service is scheduled for 2016.

Global 8000 aircraft: Flying farther than any other business jet*, the Global 8000 aircraft will feature a superior three-zone, 2,236-cu.ft. (63.32-cu.m.) cabin and an impressive range of 7,900 nm (14,631 km) at M 0.85*. It will connect Sydney-Los Angeles, Hong Kong-New York and Mumbai-New York non-stop with eight passengers*. The Global 8000 jet will reach a high-speed cruise of M 0.90*. Entry-into-service is scheduled for 2017.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to editors

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* Under certain operating conditions.

The Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is currently in the development phase and as such is subject to changes. All specifications and data remain approximate, may change without notice and are subject to certain operating rules, assumptions and other conditions.

Bombardier, Global, Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 7000 and Global 8000 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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