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CANADAIR REGIONAL JET ACHIEVES CANADIAN CERTIFICATION

 CANADAIR REGIONAL JET ACHIEVES CANADIAN CERTIFICATION
 MONTREAL, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadair Regional Jet was


awarded Canadian Type Approval by Transport Canada on Friday, July 31, paving the way for delivery to customer airlines. Launch customer Lufthansa CityLine of Kriftel, Germany, is scheduled to take delivery of the first of up to 25 Canadair Regional Jets in approximately two months.
 Canadian Type Approval will be followed by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification and European Joint Airworthiness Authorities (JAA) Type Approval later this year.
 "We're thrilled to have passed this milestone in the program, having virtually met the certification schedule we set three years ago," said Robert A. Wohl, president of the Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division. "The aircraft has achieved, and in many cases exceeded, predicted performance goals. Airline crews and pilots from the three regulatory authorities have all commented that our jet handles extremely well."
 Flight tests revealed that the Canadair Regional Jet is almost 10 percent more fuel efficient under specific conditions than originally predicted. Compared to previously published data, this means a shorter time to climb, a higher initial cruise altitude, lower block fuel consumption and a substantial increase in payload/range.
 "Airlines that operate the Canadair Regional Jet will clearly benefit," added Wohl. "With this aircraft, they will be able to develop new routes, as well as increase frequency in thin markets."
 Three test aircraft logged more than 1,400 flight hours during the Canadair Regional Jet 14-month flight test and certification program. Most of the flight testing has taken place at Bombardier's Learjet facility in Wichita, Kan. Structural testing using a full-scale static test aircraft and several fatigue test articles and rigs is proceeding on schedule to demonstrate full compliance with the structural requirements for rigorous airline service.
 The fourth aircraft, destined to be the first delivered to Lufthansa CityLine, has now flown and entered into the final completion process at Montreal.
 The Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division markets, sells and supports the Canadair Regional Jet and the de Havilland Dash 8 regional airliners.
 Bombardier Inc., a Canadian corporation with 32,000 employees worldwide and annual sales in excess of Cdn.$3 billion, is engaged in design, development, manufacturing and marketing activities in the fields of aerospace, transportation equipment and motorized consumer products.
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 /CONTACT: Colin Fisher, 416-375-3026; or Jean-Guy Blondin, 514-744-1511, both for Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division/
 (BBD) CO: Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division ST: Quebec IN: AIR SU:


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