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GE Aviation and BombardierAnnounce Engine Service Agreements for Challenger and Global Aircraft

October 9, 2011 — Las Vegas
Aerospace

  • OnPoint solutions maintenance coverage offered for GE Passport engines on Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft and all Challenger aircraft equipped with GE CF34 engines
  • Five Bombardier-owned service centres authorized to service GE CF34 engines on Challenger aircraft

GE Aviation and Bombardier Aerospace today announced two new engine service agreements that will boost services support and provide additional peace of mind for Bombardier business aircraft customers. GE's OnPointSM solutions engine maintenance coverage is being offered on Challenger aircraft equipped with GE CF34 engines and Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. What's more, Bombardier's five wholly owned business aircraft service centres in the United States are named GE Authorized Service Centres for CF34 engines for business aircraft. Both agreements are effective immediately.

"GE and Bombardier have a long history of collaboration that has grown stronger over the past few decades, and we look forward to further strengthening our services and support offering for customers as we work toward the entry-into-service of Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft," said Brad Mottier, Vice President and General Manager, GE Aviation's Business General Aviation organization.

GE's OnPoint solutions will offer customers the option to purchase a flexible and cost-effective engine service package tailored to their specific needs. Comprehensive OnPoint solutions are being offered on both the Passport propulsion system that will power the ultra long-range, large cabin Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft and the CF34 engine which powers Challenger 600 series and Challenger 800 series aircraft.

"Bombardier and GE Aviation are joining forces to ensure that our Challenger and Global aircraft customers have access to the best possible aftermarket coverage for their aircraft," said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft. "Our Challenger customers will now have a one-stop shop for factory-standard aircraft and engine services at all five U.S. locations for business aircraft, and GE's engine service solution will offer Challenger 600 series, Challenger 800 series, Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft customers a greater degree of cost predictability and availability for their aircraft."

Under the service centre agreement, Bombardier's five wholly owned business aircraft service centres, located in Dallas, Texas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut, Tucson, Arizona and Wichita, Kansas, will expand their offering to provide factory-quality line maintenance and mobile repair services on GE CF34 engines. GE Aviation will provide Bombardier facilities with comprehensive material and technical support.

For more information on GE's OnPoint solutions for Passport-powered Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft, visit:http://www.geaviation.com/bga/support/docs/OnPoint_Bombardier.pdf

About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors

  • Image: Éric Martel (R), President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, and Brad Mottier (L), Vice President and General Manager of GE Aviation’s Business & General Aviation organization, celebrate announcement of engine service agreement at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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