26/04/2011 BOMBARDIER TO SHOWCASE LEARJET 60 XR IN LATIN AMERICA

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Bombardier Aerospace announced that its Learjet 60 XR aircraft will visit several cities in Latin America and the Caribbean during a demonstration tour from April 25 to May 21, 2011.

The high-performance jet will visit Medellín, Colombia, from April 25-27; Bogotá, Colombia, from April 28-30; Buenos Aires, Argentina, from May 1-9; São Paulo, Brazil, from May 10-11; Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from May 12-13; Goiânia, Brazil, on May 14; Fortaleza, Brazil, on May 16; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from May 18-19; and San Juan, Puerto Rico, from May 20-21.

This demonstration tour is an opportunity for our customers in this growing market to experience our aircraft, said Fabio Rebello, Regional Vice President, Sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. With its unparalleled performance, versatility and true Learjet heritage, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft is perfectly suited for the needs of our customers in Latin America and the Caribbean, he added.

In service since July 2007, the Learjet 60 XR aircraft is a proven model of performance, comfort, value and versatility in the midsize jet market segment. It delivers a high cruise speed of Mach 0.81 (861 km/hr), superior climb capabilities, proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs per nautical mile*. The jet’s higher operating altitudes “ certified to 51,000 ft (15,545 m) “ translate to time savings due to better winds, less traffic and less turbulence.

The Learjet 60 XR aircraft can fly from Buenos Aires to Lima and São Paulo to Boa Vista nonstop with four passengers and two crew*. It is available with the Signature Series interiors, which combine bold design elements with increased functionality to bring the large cabin concept to a midsize jet.