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Bombardier Starts Assembly of Major Structures on the Global 7000 and Global 8000 Aircraft Program

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- Bombardier Aerospace today announced the achievement of key product development milestones on the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program with the start of production and assembly of major structures for the first Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1) of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program.

"We are entering an exciting phase of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program," said Bassam Sabbagh, Vice President and General Manager, Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program. "The program is progressing well in the detailed design phase (DDP) with the majority of the production drawings already released. The start of assembly of our first major structures represents a significant step forward."

Structural and system suppliers, as well as various Bombardier Aerospace manufacturing sites, are engaged in manufacturing parts and major structures for FTV1. The rear fuselage and cockpit are currently being assembled at Bombardier Aerospace's manufacturing facilities in Queretaro, Mexico, and St-Laurent, Canada, respectively. The centre fuselage is being assembled at Aerolia's manufacturing facility in Meaulte, France, and the wing is being assembled at Triumph's facility in Red Oak, Texas.

Set to enter-into-service in 2016 and 2017 respectively, the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft exemplify Bombardier's visionary thinking. Both jets will have the ability to reach more destinations non-stop than ever before, delivering unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility and comfort.

Global 7000 aircraft: The Global 7000 aircraft will set the standard for a new category of large business jets with the first true four-zone cabin. Passengers flying on the Global 7000 aircraft will experience a spectacularly spacious cabin, coupled with a superior high-speed cruise of M 0.90(i). The Global 7000 aircraft will have a range of 7,300 nm (13,520 km)(i).

Global 8000 aircraft: The Global 8000 aircraft will be the world's farthest-range business jet with an incredible 7,900 nm (14,631km)(i). With its superior three-zone cabin design and an unsurpassed M 0.90(i) high-speed cruise ability, passengers will fly in ultimate comfort between cities, such as Los Angeles and Sydney(i) or Geneva and Shanghai(i).

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 Montreal, 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, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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(i)Under certain operating conditions

This press release contains information about aircraft currently under development and subject to change during the course of the design manufacture and certification process. Any statements about performance, description, or design of these aircraft are subject to change without notice.

Bombardier, Global, Global 7000, Global 8000 and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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