MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Bombardier Aerospace will bring a broad lineup of its industry-leading products to the biennial Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates, which will be held at a new venue, the Dubai World Central Airport, from November 17 to 21, 2013.
Demonstrating Bombardier's growing importance in the Middle East's aviation sector, the company will showcase a diversified portfolio of its business and commercial aircraft, its technical expertise and its superior customer support and aircraft maintenance services. Bombardier's static display will feature three aircraft including the wide body Challenger 605 jet, the large Global 6000, and the Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner.
In addition, closely following in the footsteps of the CSeries aircraft's historic first flight on September 16, 2013, invited guests to Bombardier's unique CSeries pavilion will be able to view the full-scale passenger cabin and cockpit demonstrators of this game-changing aircraft. Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has ordered 10 CSeries aircraft and has taken options on an additional six. The all-new CSeries family of aircraft is specifically designed for the 100- to 149-seat market segment.
To discover more about Bombardier's vision to improve and to evolve the world's mobility solutions, visitors are welcome in the Bombardier Chalet at A1-2-3. The state-of-the-art CSeries aircraft pavilion is situated directly behind the chalet.
Over the next 20 years, Bombardier forecasts 1,200 business jet deliveries in the Middle East, driven by the region's oil exports, long distances between its major cities, and difficult surface transportation. With the industry's most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to leadership in customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be. There are approximately 100 of Bombardier's Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets in operation in the Middle East.
The fleet of Bombardier commercial aircraft in the Middle East and Africa is steadily growing with more than 200 Q-Series turboprops, CRJ regional jets and CSeries airliners now in service with, or on firm order from, approximately 50 customers and operators in the region.
Bombardier's Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast for the period 2013-2032, covering aircraft from 20 to 149 seats, predicts deliveries of 480 units to the Middle East and 700 to Africa over the forecast period. Operating from the company's regional office located in the Dubai Free Zone near Dubai International Airport, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's sales and marketing team is well positioned to provide industry-leading solutions to its current and prospective customers.
Putting our customers first locally, globally
Bombardier is committed to putting its customers first by offering the highest level of support around the world. As part of this commitment to customers, Bombardier expanded its worldwide support network by regionalizing its Customer Services and Support teams for both business and commercial aircraft in three regions: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific. These changes enhance our ability to make quick decisions and drive stronger performance to provide the best in-service customer experience.
Most recently, Bombardier added a new Regional Support Office (RSO) and announced a parts depot in Johannesburg, South Africa. Both the Johannesburg RSO and parts depot facility will anchor regional support capabilities for local Bombardier business and commercial aircraft customers, as well as customers flying into the region. The RSO serves as a locally based link to Bombardier's network of highly skilled in-service engineering teams and 24/7 Customer Response Centres (CRC). The RSO also collaborates with Bombardier's maintenance network of wholly owned service centres and ASFs, as well as our network of parts facilities and other support offices, including the Dubai RSO location, opened in 2010.
Bombardier aircraft on static display
Challenger 605 aircraft: The revered Challenger 605 jet builds upon the legacy of productivity, quality and reliability of its predecessor, the peerless Challenger 604 jet. Leading its market segment throughout the world, the Challenger 605 aircraft features one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today and can fly 4,000 nm (7,408 km), connecting Dubai and Hong Kong with six passengers*.
Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft - offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Dubai and Cape Town non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.
Q400 NextGen aircraft: The Q400 NextGen turboprop is an ideal short-haul aircraft that delivers an unmatched combination of efficiency, speed, performance, payload and passenger comfort with a small environmental footprint. The aircraft offers network planners outstanding flexibility that no other turboprop can, providing up to eight more seats, a larger cargo compartment and up to 30 per cent more speed that its closest competitor. Worldwide, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have transported more than 295 million passengers. The Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program includes some 50 customers and operators in over 30 countries on five continents.
Bombardier is the world's only 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 Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 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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