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Jet Air to Operate Seven New Bombardier Business Jets

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Bombardier Aerospace has received firm orders for five midsize Learjet 85 and two large cabin Challenger 605 jets, from multiple companies of the same group, for principal operation in Germany by Munich-based Jet Air Flug.

The total value of the order is approximately US$155 million, based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft.

Patrick Raftery, Group CEO, Jet Air, said, “Our strategy is clear: we want to combine the world's most advanced aircraft with the highest safety standards along with the world’s best service. The Learjet 85 and Challenger 605 jets complement each other very well, offering the perfect range and cabin versatility. Adding these new jets to our fleet will ensure we meet the needs of our very strong existing customer base in Western Europe and Russia as well as supporting our ambitious plans into Africa.”

In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today. It is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all new cabin electronic system. It can whisk five passengers from Munich-Dar Es Salaam or Dubai-London non-stop. Optional equipment on the Challenger 605 jet now includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness.

Launched in October 2007, the new Learjet 85 aircraft is the first Bombardier business aircraft built primarily from composite materials and one of the first business aircrafts in the industry to have both a composite fuselage and wing. The jet targets a 3,000 nautical mile range (5,556 km), capable of linking Munich-Lagos or Dubai-Rome non-stop. Construction of Bombardier’s Learjet 85 aircraft manufacturing facility in Quéretaro, Mexico is complete, expansion at the Wichita manufacturing site is underway and parts production for the new aircraft has already begun.

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