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Zenith Aviation Ltd.

Zenith Aviation Ltd.

September 13, 2016 05:45 ET

Zenith Aviation to Add Two New Learjet 75 Aircraft to its Fleet

- Bombardier to further expand presence of its Learjet aircraft in Europe

- Learjet 75 aircraft deliver exceptional and unmatched performance

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2016) - Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that Zenith Aviation, Britain's leading bespoke charter service provider, will take delivery of two brand new Learjet 75 aircraft.

"We are delighted to be once again working with Bombardier and welcoming the Learjet 75 aircraft into our fleet - the Learjet brand is synonymous with our facility at London Biggin Hill," said Stuart Mulholland, Managing Director of Zenith Aviation Ltd. "Having seen the first Learjet 45 aircraft arrive over 17 years ago, we are now very much looking forward to the arrival of the iconic Learjet 75 business jet.

"We've had a hugely successful year for our business and this expansion is a key part of our growth and development strategy moving forward. We are anticipating growing our fleet of managed aircraft and further development of our facilities, and also adding to our Part 145 capability at Biggin Hill Airport over the coming months."

The new charter aircraft are scheduled to arrive at Biggin Hill Airport at the end of September. This will mark a significant upgrade in Zenith Aviation's aircraft charter offering following its move to offer worldwide flights alongside shorter charters to Europe at the beginning of the year. Both aircraft will be managed and chartered by Zenith and are set to join the company's fleet in the coming weeks.

"The Learjet 75 aircraft offers class-leading performance and continues to set the benchmark among private jets in the Light category," said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "We look forward to working with Zenith Aviation and are thrilled that they have selected the Learjet 75 aircraft to join their growing fleet."

About the Learjet 75 Aircraft

The Learjet 75 jet features the pioneering Bombardier Vision flight deck with an interior designed for style and comfort. It is the only business jet in its class to feature an eight-seat double-club configuration with a flat floor throughout the cabin and plenty of legroom. The Learjet 75 aircraft is also available in a six-seat executive configuration, offering enhanced comfort and productivity features. Its more powerful engines and new winglet design enables it to cruise at a speed of Mach 0.81* and climb to an operating ceiling of 51,000 ft. (15,545 m)*. The Learjet 75 can also achieve an exceptional range greater than 2,000 NM (3,704 km)*. Its modern interior features a new cabin management system with individual touchscreen monitors and full audio and video control; LED lighting throughout the entire aircraft; a generous baggage suite and a spacious galley to optimize catering. The Learjet 75 aircraft can fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop from London to Moscow*.

About Zenith Aviation

Zenith Aviation was established in September 2013 following the acquisition of Perfect Aviation UK Ltd by the Markerstudy Group. The Sevenoaks based Markerstudy Group is prominent within the UK insurance industry and has several other diverse business interests which now include commercial aviation. Zenith itself operates a fleet of Learjet 45 and Challenger aircraft from its base at London's Biggin Hill Airport. MD Stuart Mulholland announced further fleet expansion in 2016 with worldwide flight capability achieved in Spring 2016. Zenith also offers EASA Part 145 approved maintenance from its Biggin Hill facility.

For more information on Zenith Aviation and its innovative approach to business aviation aircraft charter please contact the sales team on 01959 578444 or sales@zenithaviation.co.uk.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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