Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s New 20-Year 2017-2036 Market Forecast Shows Strong Opportunities for the 60- to 150- Seat Segment

Montreal, Quebec, September 13, 2017 /– Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today released its 20-year Market Forecast for the 60- to 150-seat segment. According to this new 2017-2036 Market Forecast, the 60- to 150-seat seat segment will be a catalyst to further growth, market penetration and airline profitability.

“The outlook for our markets is strong,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are the only manufacturer with a solution for any type of business model in the 60- to 150-seat segment, and we are well positioned to capture the value from the exciting opportunities outlined in this Market Forecast.

“In addition to showing general market dynamics, our forecast focuses on how airlines are changing the way that assets are evaluated,” added Mr. Cromer. “Airlines are shifting their primary metric for network and fleet optimization strategies from ‘cost’ to ‘profit’. With this thinking in the forefront, more airlines are investing in right-sized aircraft that maximize their profits.”

The complete market is seen as 12,550 aircraft worth U.S. $820 billion, based on 2017 list prices. The 100- to 150-seat segment will represent 70 per cent of the revenues, 6,800 aircraft valued at $580 billion, followed by the 60- to 100-seat segment with 5,750 deliveries worth $240 billion.

After a trend to take larger aircraft in the recent years, airlines will look at taking smaller aircraft in the future. Some of the conclusions that this new Market Forecast is drawing include the fact that revenue growth is just one part of the profitability equation, and the traditional pursuit of reducing cost-per-seat with large aircraft is not necessarily yielding more profit for airlines. A focus on cost-per-seat instead of yield-per-passenger have resulted not only in lower profits for airlines but also in poor passenger experience.

In some regions, even heavy discounting can’t fill oversized planes, while in other regions, overbooked flights are generating outrage amongst passengers. Profit contribution will be transitioning from a network-wide basis to per-passenger basis. With the objective of increasing the profitability per passenger, airlines start investing in right-sized aircraft based on market demands.

The forecast says small regional aircraft (20-60 seats) segment erosion will have a rippling upgrading effect; large regional aircraft (60-100 seats) will continue to dominate short-haul (up to 500 nm/926 km) routes; and small single-aisle aircraft (100-150 seats) will increase point-to-point flying on short- to medium-haul sectors and will allow airlines to fly new and thin routes at a profit. The forecast predicts that 86 per cent of the current fleet in this segment will retire by 2036.

North America and Europe will continue as the largest markets for new aircraft. Together they will take delivery of 5,700 aircraft or 46 percent of deliveries.

The forecast divides the world into nine geographical regions – North America, Europe, Greater China, East Asia and Oceania, Latin America (including Mexico), Russia and CIS, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. There will be a strong demand for large regional aircraft from Asia/Pacific owing to growth, and renewal demand from Europe and North America. Key markets for the small single-aisle aircraft segment are North America, Europe and Greater China.

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About Bombardier

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Bombardier C Series Aircraft Completes First Commercial Flight into London City Airport

Montreal, Quebec, August 10, 2017 /– Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated another important milestone for the C Series aircraft program with the first revenue flight into London City Airport, a Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) CS100 jetliner from Zurich.

“We are proud to see the C Series aircraft in SWISS livery landing at London City Airport for the first time. This new milestone continues the momentum propelling the C Series aircraft program,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CS100 aircraft has the perfect combination of steep approach and short field capability as well as longer range. These attributes provide airlines with the opportunity to reach new markets from London City Airport and other challenging airports around the globe, generating an increased level of interest in the C Series program.”

“One of the key aspects of the C Series aircraft, is the fact that it is designed for operations at challenging city-centre airports. Thanks to leading-edge innovation, the C Series is by far the most community and environmentally-friendly aircraft with a very low-noise and low-emission footprint. It also happens to be a more economical and passenger-friendly option than other aircraft in its class,” said Rob Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

“As part of our fleet modernization plan, we are gradually replacing the Avro aircraft with the C Series and today, we start with our CS100 flight operations from Zurich to London City as the world’s first airline. We are excited to offer our guests the benefits of the C Series such as more comfort on this important route,” said Peter Koch, C Series Fleet Chief, SWISS.

As of now, SWISS will operate regularly to London City Airport from its main hub in Zurich with a CS100 and from Geneva as of summer 2018.

“The inaugural commercial flight of the Bombardier C Series by SWISS is a landmark moment for London City Airport, and the culmination of five years preparation to bring this next generation aircraft into operation,” said Richard Hill, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport. “The introduction of the C Series is an important part of London City’s growth plans and a boon for the UK aviation industry, with its wings manufactured at Bombardier’s Belfast factory. As one of the quietest and most fuel efficient commercial jets in its class, and thanks to its longer range, we can also unlock opportunities for new routes, including the possibility of non-stop services to the east coast of USA, Russia, the Gulf and Middle East.”

The C Series is now the largest passenger aircraft certified to operate from the London City Airport with the longest range. A single-class CS100 aircraft can also fly 2,200 nm (4,074 km) from London City. The CS100 jetliner is the only commercial aircraft that can fly London City-New York non-stop, in an all-business class configuration.

The C Series aircraft is manufactured by the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft segment of Bombardier Inc.

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About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading 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 North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier Delivers the First Dual-Class, 86-seat Q400 Aircraft to Philippine Airlines

Toronto, Ontario, July 21, 2017 /– Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivered the world’s first dual-class, 86 seat turboprop aircraft to Philippine Airlines at its facility in Toronto, Canada, where the aircraft is manufactured.

“We congratulate Philippine Airlines for taking delivery of the world’s first dual-class, 86-seat Q400 aircraft, and are confident that the airline will continue to benefit from the outstanding performance of Bombardier turboprops,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This delivery is an example of how Bombardier’s Q400 is an ideal solution for airlines that require higher-performance and larger turboprops as they develop regional routes to meet increasing passenger demand. Bombardier is proud to have the only commercial turboprop available today to offer up to 90 seats.”

“With its superior performance capabilities, unmatched profitability advantages and exceptional passenger experience, the new Q400 aircraft will enable Philippine Airlines to increase its competitiveness and set a new standard for turboprops in the region,” said Jaime J. Bautista, President and Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Airlines. “We are excited to bring this new aircraft back to the Philippines, and are confident that the Q400 aircraft will continue to play a significant role in positioning Philippine Airlines as a five-star airline and in regaining its dominance in the domestic market.”

Philippine Airlines’ new Q400 aircraft is configured with 86 seats in economy and premium economy classes with a 29-inch and 33-inch seat pitch respectively. The aircraft delivered today is scheduled to enter into service in two weeks.

This milestone aircraft is part of Philippine Airlines’ purchase agreement announced on December 8, 2016 – which included a firm order for five Q400 aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven. Following the exercise of the purchase rights announced at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, Philippine Airlines now has firm orders for 12 Q400 aircraft.

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About Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the flag carrier of the Philippines. Headquartered in Manila, PAL celebrates its 76th anniversary this year as the first commercial airline in Asia. Operating out of its hubs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport of Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport of Cebu with a fleet of 81 aircraft, PAL serves 30 destinations in the Philippines and over 45 destinations internationally.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading 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 Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier’s FlightLink System for C Series Aircraft Showing Strong Benefits as Fleet of In-service Jetliners Grows

Montreal, Quebec, June 19, 2017 / — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that customers are benefiting from the C Series Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) following the successful entry-into-service (EIS) of the CS100 and CS300 aircraft last year. Now known as the “FlightLink” system, this suite of services leverages the vast amount of data recorded from C Series aircraft, rapidly moving that key data from the air to the ground, and from the ground to the customer. It enhances decision-making on aircraft performance and maintenance, eliminating wait times and allowing for rapid analysis. The system thereby optimizes aircraft availability and lowers maintenance costs.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) have signed up and have been utilizing the FlightLink system for the management of their CS100 and CS300 aircraft since EIS. Delta Air Lines has signed up for the system to facilitate the management of its ordered CS100 aircraft. Other customers continue to familiarize themselves with the system during briefing and training sessions being conducted by Bombardier as they get closer to their EIS.

“Our FlightLink system for C Series aircraft is specifically designed to optimize aircraft availability and lower maintenance costs throughout the life cycle of the aircraft. With the entry-into-service of SWISS’ CS100 and CS300 aircraft, as well as airBaltic’s CS300 aircraft, we are now capturing vast amounts of data and supporting our operators in the management of their C Series aircraft from our Customer Services nerve centre in Mirabel, Québec,” said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services and Q400 Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Combined with the C Series aircraft’s unmatched performance, economics and environmental credentials, the FlightLink system affords operators with dispatch reliability levels and cost-savings that have not previously been available in this market segment.”

“With nine C Series aircraft now in our fleet, we are beginning to see the strong capabilities of the FlightLink system. It’s a powerful tool that keeps us informed about the performance of our C Series aircraft,” said Gabriele Pedrazzini, Head of Maintenance Operation Control, SWISS.

“Our decision-making regarding the maintenance requirements for our C Series aircraft is easier now that we’re fully utilizing the FlightLink system. We expect that this advantage will become even more evident as more C Series aircraft are added to our fleet,” said Andris Vaivads, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, airBaltic.

“As we prepare for the entry-into-service of the CS100 aircraft at Delta, our teams are gaining much insight from Bombardier’s deployment of the FlightLink system. We look forward to the introduction of the CS100 to our fleet and to the operational advantages that will come with the FlightLink system,” said Greg May, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management and Fleet Strategy, Delta Air Lines.

The C Series aircraft is manufactured by the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft segment of Bombardier Inc.

About the C Series Aircraft FlightLink System

The C Series aircraft FlightLink system is a health management tool that leverages the vast amount of data recorded and transmitted from C Series aircraft. It works by taking data from aircraft during flight, running that data through Bombardier’s expert data management system, and transmitting the results directly to the customer. The system allows operators to make intelligent decisions on aircraft performance and maintenance, optimizing aircraft availability and lowering maintenance costs. Customizable for a specific aircraft, or for an entire fleet, the FlightLink system is available to all operators of Bombardier’s C Series family of aircraft.

Utilizing an easy-to-use, web-based interface, the FlightLink system reduces manpower requirements relating to data management and analysis, saving airlines time and money. Its real-time monitoring feature allows customers to track their aircraft while they’re still flying, providing instant data to teams on the ground and leading to timely, fact-based decisions. The secure FlightLink system provides for the wireless transfer of data from the aircraft to the ground, and its highly customizable data management capabilities allow for automatic data download to all approved users within an organization.

The FlightLink system provides operators with the capability to wirelessly upload data, such as Field Loadable Software and configuration files, directly to an aircraft prior to flight. The system can analyze data based on pre-defined metrics, or be customized to focus on specific analytics chosen by the customer.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading 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 North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Touches Down at Beijing’s Aviation Expo/China 2015

Beijing, China, September 18, 2015 /— Aviation Expo/China (Beijing) – Once again demonstrating its ongoing support and commitment to China and the broader Asia-Pacific marketplace, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is pleased to participate in the Aviation Expo/China for the 2015 edition. Teams will meet current and potential customers and local stakeholders to further strengthen long-term relationships with partners in the growing Chinese aviation industry – together showcasing Bombardier’s innovative range of aircraft and services.

“As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, China has long represented a key market for the commercial aircraft segment and Bombardier’s footprint continues to grow locally as we look to capture opportunities for our C Series, Q Series and CRJ Series families of aircraft,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Today, our 50-year long-standing relationship in the region has grown to include a steady expansion of Bombardier’s customer base and service offerings, along with an increased focus on development and manufacturing opportunities to meet the rapidly growing aviation industry and I am pleased to be on site to advance these discussions.”

“While China’s civil aviation industry continues seeing positive signs that it is benefitting from a global return to economic growth, Bombardier is encouraged with the prospect of introducing all of its game-changing, technologically advanced aircraft into China,” said Andy Solem, Vice President, Sales, China and Asia-Pacific. “Bombardier forecasts a demand for 2,450 commercial aircraft in Greater China in the 60- to 150-seat segment over the next 20 years, with deliveries to Greater China representing 19 per cent of the world’s total demand for 12,700 aircraft in the segment – together with ongoing regional infrastructure development, it will form the foundation for the rapidly growing aviation industry which Bombardier is well positioned to meet.”

Fully committed to putting its customers first with the highest level of support as close as possible to their operational bases, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has significantly expanded its customer services network in China. Bombardier operates a localized customer service network, including a team of Field Service Representatives and Customer Support Account Managers; Regional Support Offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and neighbouring Singapore – all of which are responsible for local sourcing, supplier development and quality; as well as two established parts depots in Beijing and Hong Kong. Additionally, Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Ltd. (STAECO) operates an Authorized Service Facility in Jinan for CRJ Series aircraft. Bombardier continues to explore opportunities to increase its customer support presence in strategic locations across China.

Bombardier’s local office in Shanghai is home to its Commercial Aircraft sales and marketing teams for China and North Asia as well as the teams working on cooperation projects and aircraft certification activities. Additionally, it houses Bombardier Aerospace’s Supply Chain organization in China.

Currently, more than 350 Q Series turboprops, CRJ regional jets and C Series airliners are in service with, or on firm order from, approximately 45 customers and operators in the Asia-Pacific region, Greater China and India. These aircraft are all optimized for the markets they are designed to serve, and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s regional sales and marketing team is ideally positioned in both Shanghai and Singapore to provide industry-leading solutions to current and prospective customers.

Aviation Expo/China 2015 welcomes visitors from Wednesday, September 16 to Saturday, September 19. The Bombardier Commercial Aircraft exhibit, located in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) at A2-1, will be closed on Saturday, September 19.

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About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading 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.

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