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December 16, 2008 16:37 ET

Mozambique Airline Joins Bombardier Q400 Airliner Family

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) - Bombardier Aerospace welcomes the announcement that LAM-Mozambique (Linhas Aereas de Mocambique) will take delivery of a previously owned Q400 high-speed turboprop airliner this week, and will acquire another in the near future. The aircraft are being acquired from a third party and the airline will use them for its domestic and regional services on the African continent.

LAM-Mozambique is among 30 operators worldwide that have Q400 airliners in service or on order to meet their requirements for economical and efficient air travel.

The national carrier of Mozambique and based at Maputo, the nation's capital,LAM-Mozambique currently operates jet and turboprop equipment on 10 domestic routes and regional routes linking Maputo with Johannesburg, Dar-Es-Salaam, Nairobi and Durban.

"The Q400 aircraft offers three qualities that are essential to Africa's growing air transportation system," said Jose Ricardo Viegas, Chairman and Managing Director, LAM-Mozambique. "It has excellent fuel economy, its environmental credentials have been praised by operators around the world, and with its Active Noise and Vibration Suppression (ANVS) system, the aircraft offers superb passenger comfort."

"The Q400 airliner has been making steady progress in the African market, and LAM-Mozambique is joining four other airlines on the continent that have selected the aircraft," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to trend upward over time, driven by positive commodity prices and a growing tourism trade which will create a demand for additional aircraft in the Q400 category."

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