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Bombardier to Debut the Challenger 650 Jet at EBACE 2015

Montréal, May 6, 2015 – Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it will showcase its newest Challenger aircraft, the Challenger 650 jet, at the 15 th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva from May 19 to 21, 2015. The extensive lineup of the Bombardier business jets on display will also include the Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and Global 6000 aircraft, as well as the full-scale mock-up of the Global 7000 aircraft.

“We are thrilled to be unveiling our Challenger 650 aircraft, which is scheduled to enter into service in the second-half of 2015,” said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We currently have more than 570 Bombardier business aircraft flying within Europe, and with a full range of products and services, we are committed to maintaining our leadership position within the market.”

Aircraft on static display at EBACE 2015

Learjet 75 aircraft: With a maximum range greater than 2,000 nautical miles (3,704 km) at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.75, the Learjet 75 aircraft can fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop* from Geneva to Moscow. Additionally, it handles a range close to 1,950 NM with eight passengers*.

Challenger 350 aircraft: This Challenger 350 jet builds upon the legendary segment defining clean-sheet Challenger 300 jet. The aircraft boasts class-defining performance and an impressive 3,200 NM (5,926 km) range that can fly non-stop* from Geneva to Lagos. Not only does it feature the very latest in avionics functionality, but also offers the segment’s most advanced cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines interior comfort and design sophistication, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger family.

Challenger 650 aircraft: A true intercontinental aircraft with a range of 4,000 NM (7,408 km) that can connect Geneva with Mumbai*. 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 also features the Bombardier Vision flight deck, a completely restyled cabin that is the widest-in-class, 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.

Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 business jet offers more cabin volume and more floor space than any other aircraft in its class. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment today matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Geneva with Los Angeles non-stop with eight passengers and four crew*. It can travel 6,000 NM (11,112 km) at M 0.85 with up to eight passengers.

Global 7000 aircraft mock-up: The Global 7000 aircraft will set the standard for a new category of large business jets with the first true four-zone cabin. Passengers flying on the Global 7000 aircraft will experience a spectacularly spacious cabin, coupled with a superior high-speed cruise of M 0.90*.
The Global 7000 aircraft will have a range of 7,300 NM (13,520 km)*.

Save the date for the following planned media activities:

Sunday, May 17, 2015: 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Bombardier Business Aircraft Media Event
Bombardier Booth #Z115

Monday, May 18, 2015: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Bombardier Business Aircraft Media Event
Bombardier Static Display

Monday, May 18, 2015: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Bombardier Business Aircraft Media Event
Hall 3 Salle S

Tuesday, May 19, 2015: 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Bombardier Business Aircraft Media Breakfast
Room V

Wednesday, May 20, 2015: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Bombardier Customer Services Media Breakfast
Bombardier Booth #Z115

Bombardier Business Aircraft’s leading portfolio backed by world-class support

Bombardier Business Aircraft is committed to putting its customers first by offering the highest level of support around the world. As part of this commitment to customers in Europe, Bombardier Business Aircraft has a Regional Support Office (RSO) in Farnborough, UK. The RSO serves as a locally based link to Bombardier’s large support network, which includes 24/7 Customer Response Centres (CRC) and highly skilled in-service engineering teams. The RSO also helps coordinate local support activity with Bombardier’s wholly-owned Service Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as its parts distribution hub in Frankfurt, Germany and broader network of parts depots. Bombardier also has a network of Authorized Service Facilities throughout the European region.

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 World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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*Under certain operating conditions.

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For Information

Molly Edwards
Bombardier Business Aircraft
+1 316-946-1279
molly.edwards@aero.bombardier.com

Anna Cristofaro
Bombardier Business Aircraft
+1 514-855-8678
anna.cristofaro@aero.bombardier.com

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