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Bombardier Delivers 329 Aircraft for Fiscal Year 2004/05: Second Consecutive Year of Increased Deliveries.



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.MV.A) announced today 329 aircraft deliveries for fiscal year ended January 31, 2005. This compares to the 324 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year 2003/04 (year ending January 31, 2004).

"Our ongoing investment in new aircraft platforms has begun to pay dividends and is validated val·i·date  
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1. To declare or make legally valid.

2. To mark with an indication of official sanction.

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 by this fiscal year's increased deliveries of the new Bombardier Learjet 40, Challenger 300 and Global 5000 business aircraft. These products are entering the market at the perfect time," said Pierre Beaudoin, president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.
, Bombardier Aerospace. "In the regional aircraft segment, deliveries of our larger regional jets, the Bombardier CRJ CRJ redirects here. For other meanings of CRJ see CRJ (disambiguation)

The Bombardier CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) is a family of regional airliners manufactured by Bombardier, and based on the Canadair Challenger business jet.
700 and CRJ CRJ Canadair Regional Jet
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900 aircraft, also increased, reflecting our customers' wish to remain with the superior operating economics of the CRJ family of aircraft."

"As we proactively manage short-term Short-term

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short-term

1. Of or relating to a gain or loss on the value of an asset that has been held less than a specified period of time.
 challenges within the context of an industry in recovery, we continue to plan and make decisions for the long term to maintain our leadership position and ensure our success," he added.

Deliveries in the regional aircraft segment totalled 200 aircraft compared to 232 for the same period last year. Deliveries of the Bombardier CRJ Series reached 178 compared to 214 during last fiscal year 2003/04 and deliveries of Bombardier Q Series aircraft reached 22 aircraft compared with 18 in the previous fiscal year 2003/04. This includes delivery of 16 Bombardier Q400 aircraft, the new-generation, high-speed 70-passenger turboprop turboprop: see turbine.
turboprop

Hybrid engine that provides jet thrust and also drives a propeller. It is similar to the turbojet except that an added turbine, behind the combustion chamber, works through a shaft and speed-reducing gears to turn a
 whose profitability and strong passenger appeal have been demonstrated by follow-on orders from operators such as ANA (All Nippon Airways airways Anatomy The 'pipes'–trachea, bronchi, bronchioles–through which air passes to and from the alveoli. See Small airways.  Co. Ltd.), Japan Air Commuter Japan Air Commuter Co., Ltd. (日本エアコミューター株式会社 , Horizon Air and FlyBE.

In the business aircraft segment, 128 units were delivered compared to 89 for the same period last year, an increase of 44 per cent. Fifty-one of the business aircraft delivered this fiscal year were of the newest Bombardier business aircraft: the Learjet 40, Challenger 300 and Global 5000.

One Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft Noun 1. amphibious aircraft - an airplane designed to take off and land on water
amphibian

aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
 was delivered during fiscal year 2004/05 (year ending January 31, 2005) compared to three in the previous fiscal year.

The following table provides delivery totals by aircraft type.
Bombardier aircraft - Fiscal year 2004/05 deliveries

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Aircraft                 Deliveries             Deliveries
                         Fiscal year 2004/05    Fiscal year 2003/04
                        (year ending           (year ending
                         Jan. 31, 2005)         Jan. 31, 2004)
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Regional aircraft
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CRJ200                   100                    152
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CRJ700/CRJ900            78                     62
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Q100/200/300             6                      9
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Q400                     16                     9
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Total Regional aircraft  200                    232
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Business aircraft
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Learjet 31A(i)           -                      2
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Learjet 40               14                     4
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Learjet 45/45 XR         23                     21
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Learjet 60               10                     14
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Challenger 300           28                     7
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Challenger 604           31                     24
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Global 5000              9                      -
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Global Express           13                     17
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Total Business
 aircraft(ii)            128(ii)                89(ii)
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Amphibious Aircraft
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Bombardier 415           1                      3
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Grand total              329                    324
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(i) Production of the Learjet 31A ended in 2003
(ii) Deliveries detailed under Business aircraft include 10 aircraft
sold to customers of the North American Bombardier Flexjet program in
fiscal year 2004/05 and six aircraft sold to customers in fiscal year
2003/04. An aircraft delivery is included in the above table when
more than 50 per cent of its fractional shares have been sold to
external customers



Recent industry figures show that general aviation posted a strong recovery in 2004 due to the continued growth of the U.S. economy. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA Ga·ma   , Vasco da 1460?-1524.

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) reported that the sharp rise in the industry's aircraft deliveries was due in part to a 14 per cent increase in business jet deliveries. Strong interest in new products such as the Bombardier Learjet 40, Challenger 300 and Global 5000 aircraft coupled with the sustained popularity of the Bombardier Challenger The Challenger is a family of mid-sized business jets produced by Bombardier Aerospace.

The original Challengers were designed by Bill Lear as the LearJet 600 and produced by Canadair
  • Bombardier Challenger 600 series : CL-600 - CL-601 - CL-604
The
 604 and Global Express aircraft demonstrate that Bombardier's modern, innovative business jet families are positioning the Corporation to continue increasing its market share.

For commercial airlines, the increased focus on operating economics during these tougher times has led to heightened interest in aircraft that offer best-in-class economics and benefits arising from fleet commonality com·mon·al·i·ty  
n. pl. com·mon·al·i·ties
1.
a. The possession, along with another or others, of a certain attribute or set of attributes: a political movement's commonality of purpose.
. As airlines continue to evolve towards larger regional aircraft, and scope clauses in the U.S. airline industry are relaxed, Bombardier's 70-seat CRJ700 and 86-passenger CRJ900 aircraft, of which there are more than 200 already in operation worldwide, will continue to be market leaders in their class.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004 were $15.5 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto and Frankfurt stock exchanges Frankfurt Stock Exchange

The largest of Germany's eight securities exchanges, operated by Deutsche Borse AS.
 (BBD and BBDd.F). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Bombardier, Learjet, Challenger, Global, CRJ Series, Q Series, Bombardier 415 and Flexjet are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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