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London Air Services Orders Five Learjet 75 Aircraft

June 13, 2012 — Montréal
Aerospace

Business aviation leader Bombardier today announced that London Air Services (LAS) has placed firm orders for five Learjet 75 aircraft, valued at approximately $65 million U.S., based on the 2012 list price for typically equipped aircraft. LAS is the first Canadian operator to place a firm order for the new light jet.

A leading charter service provider based in Richmond, B.C., LAS currently has a fleet of five Learjet 45 XR aircraft, one Challenger 604 aircraft, two Challenger 605 jets and a Global 7000 business jet arriving in 2017.

Performance
The Learjet 75 aircraft will have improved performance through an engine thrust increase with the Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines, offering improved takeoff field length performance over its predecessor, the Honeywell TFE731-20BR. The new systems will also contribute to a weight savings gain and the new canted winglets will improve aerodynamic efficiency. Overall, Bombardier expects up to a nine per cent improvement in field performance under hot and high conditions* and up to a four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency.

Cabin
Based on the Learjet 85 aircraft tyling and technology, the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft include: improved comfort and styling of the seats with full executive seating; cabin management system featuring individual touchscreen monitors with full audio and video control; LED lighting throughout the entire aircraft; a generous baggage suite and a spacious galley for optimized catering, work and storage space. The Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft, with their advanced connectivity options, will ensure the highest levels of convenience.

Vision Flight Deck
A breakthrough in business aviation, the Vision Flight Deck is designed to deliver a completely new cockpit experience. By combining the best in technological advancements with superior designer aesthetics, it provides pilots flying Bombardier's Learjet aircraft an unprecedented level of control and comfort. The Vision Flight Deck for Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft features the fully integrated Garmin G5000 digital avionics suite, designed with leading-edge technology and one of the most intuitive crew interfaces available.

Operating costs
The aircraft will be supported by a maintenance program designed to allow customers to operate to fixed interval inspections at Bombardier's growing worldwide support and services infrastructure upon entry-into-service with a generous 600-flight-hour inspection interval. In addition, direct operating costs will be reduced as a result of the performance efficiency gains.

Learjet 75 aircraft: With a maximum range of greater than 2,000 nautical miles at cruise speeds up to Mach 0.75, the Learjet 75 aircraft will be able to fly four passengers and two crew members non-stop from Los Angeles to Toronto and Mumbai to Bangkok**. Additionally, it will be able to handle a range of close to 1,950 nautical miles with eight passengers**.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Disclaimer: the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft program is currently in the development phase and as such is subject to changes in family strategy, branding, capacity, performance, design and/or systems. All specifications and data are approximate, may change without notice and are subject to certain operating rules, assumptions and other conditions. This document does not constitute an offer, commitment, representation, guarantee or warranty of any kind. The configuration and performance of the aircraft may differ from the descriptions provided and, together with any related commitment, representations, guarantee or warranty, shall be determined in a final purchase agreement.

Bombardier, Challenger 640, Challenger 605, Global 7000, Learjet, Learjet 45, Learjet 70, Learjet 75, Learjet 85, Vision Flight Deck and XR are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

** Under certain operating conditions

Notes to Editors

For information
Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft
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