Bombardier Aerospace Exhibits its Ongoing Commitment to China at Airshow China 2012

Demonstrating its commitment to China and the broader Asia-Pacific marketplace, Bombardier is pleased to return to Airshow China in Zhuhai for its 2012 edition, where it will showcase its diversified portfolio of business and commercial aircraft, and its superior customer support services.

Bombardier has a longstanding relationship with the Chinese market. Its range of industry-leading aviation products, as well as its ever-expanding global network of service centres and production sites, position the company to meet the nation’s growing aerospace needs.

During the Airshow, three airplanes from Bombardier’s broad collection of business aircraft will be on static display. These include the super midsize Challenger 300 jet, the widebody Challenger 850 jet and the ultra long-range Global 6000 jet, featuring the new Bombardier Vision Flight Deck.

Business Aircraft
Business aviation in China is experiencing sustained and rapid growth. Bombardier’s latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts a total delivery of 2,420 business jet deliveries destined for China over the next 20 years. With a solid fleet of business jets in the country, and a strong market share of one third of the business jet market in China, Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global jets are all represented. The fast-growing fleet of Bombardier business aircraft based in China has already surpassed 78 jets.

“We are very proud to show our business jets to our growing clientele in China” said Michael Han, Regional Vice-President, Sales, China, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Bombardier is poised to further expand its customer base in the country with an expanding business jet portfolio to respond to the increasing business aviation requirements of the Chinese market.”

Commercial Aircraft
China is destined to become the world’s second largest market for new commercial aircraft deliveries. In its Market Forecast for 2012 to 2031 that was released on June 19 this year, Bombardier predicts a demand for approximately 2,200 commercial aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat segment in China, 17 per cent of total world demand. As the sole aircraft manufacturer with three distinct and optimized families of commercial aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat market segment, Bombardier is strategically positioned to support China’s booming air transport network.

“We are resolved to increase our presence in the region and deepen our relationship with our Chinese customers to better support their operations,” said Andy Solem, Vice-President, Sales, China and North Asia, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Fleet and infrastructure expansion is crucial to the development of commercial aviation in China and we are collaborating closely with local airlines, suppliers and stakeholders to foster this growth.

“The very successful entry-into-service of the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft with China Express in August 2012 was a historic milestone for Bombardier − the aircraft being the first ever of its type to fly in China. We look forward to welcoming many more operators in the country,” added Mr. Solem.

Airshow China 2012 will run from Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15 for trade visitors, and will be open to the public from Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18. The Bombardier booth, located in Hall 1 at D3-6, will be closed for the duration of the public days.

Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: Nov 7, 2012