February 29, 2008 at 08:28 AM EST
An Exceptional Year for Bombardier Aerospace in Terms of Deliveries and Orders: 361 Aircraft Delivered and 698 Orders Placed in Fiscal Year 2007/08
- Business Aircraft: Fourth consecutive year of increased orders and deliveries leads to a record level of orders and deliveries

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/29/08 -- Bombardier announced today that it delivered 361 aircraft for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. This represents an increase of more than 10 per cent over the 326 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year. Additionally, the Company received 698 aircraft orders compared to 363 for the same period during the previous year.

"This has been an excellent year for orders and deliveries at Bombardier Aerospace. Our business aircraft unit in particular reached historic highs in orders and deliveries, mirroring an upsurge in the global industry. Add to this significant demand for our regional aircraft - particularly larger regional jets and turboprops - and Bombardier continues to be well positioned today and in the future," said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace.

Business Aircraft

For the fourth consecutive year Bombardier Business Aircraft saw an increase in deliveries and orders, resulting in a record year.

In fiscal year 2007/08, Bombardier delivered 232 business jets, compared to 212 for the same period last fiscal year - an increase of approximately 9 per cent. For the fourth year in a row, Bombardier has maintained its leadership with 26 per cent of the market share on a revenue basis.(i)

An intake of 452 orders, compared to 274 for the previous year, represents a book-to-bill ratio of 1.95. In the fourth quarter alone, Bombardier received orders for 154 business aircraft compared to 117 orders last year.

This fiscal year, a significant growth in demand for Bombardier business jets from major emerging markets, such as Russia and Asia, tipped the balance over the previously dominant U.S. market and progressively shifted demand for business jets to international markets. In fiscal year 2007/08, approximately 30 per cent of business jet orders came from the U.S.

Regional Aircraft

In fiscal year 2007/08, Bombardier delivered 128 regional aircraft, compared to 112 from the same period last year - an increase of approximately 14 per cent. Reflecting the continued shift in demand towards larger regional jets and turboprops, 47 Q400 aircraft were delivered in fiscal year 2007/08, compared to 31 for the same period last year. Fifty-six CRJ900/ CRJ900 NextGen aircraft were delivered in 2007/08, compared to 50 for the previous fiscal year.

Orders rose significantly year-over-year with an intake of 238, compared to 87 for the previous year, representing a book-to-bill ratio of 1.86. In the fourth quarter alone, Bombardier received orders for 51 regional aircraft, compared to 21 orders last year.


The following table provides delivery totals by aircraft type

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                                      Deliveries            Deliveries
Aircraft                     Fiscal year 2007/08   Fiscal year 2006/07
                               (Year ending Jan.     (Year ending Jan.
                                        31, 2008)             31, 2007)
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Regional aircraft
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CRJ200                                                               1
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CRJ700/ CRJ705/ CRJ900                        62                    63
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Q100/200/300                                  19                    17
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Q400                                          47                    31
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Total Regional aircraft                      128                   112
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Business aircraft
(including those in the
 fractional ownership
 program(i))
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Learjet 40/ 40 XR/                            60                    52
Learjet 45/ 45 XR
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Learjet 60/ 60 XR                             21                    19
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Challenger 300                                52                    55
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Challenger 604/                               38                    32
Challenger 605
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Challenger 800 Series                         13                    12
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bombardier Global 5000/                       48                    42
Global Express XRS
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Business aircraft                      232                   212(ii)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Amphibious Aircraft
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bombardier 415                                 1                     2
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Grand total                                  361                   326
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(i)  An aircraft delivery is included in the above table when the
     equivalent of 100% of the fractional shares of an aircraft model have
     been sold to external customers. This resulted in 8 and 19 aircraft
     deliveries for the three- and twelve-month periods ended January 31,
     2008 respectively (8 and 15 aircraft deliveries, respectively, for the
     same periods last fiscal year).

(ii) Deliveries detailed under Business aircraft include 15 aircraft sold
     to customers of the North American Bombardier Flexjet program in
     fiscal year 2006/07 and 14 aircraft sold to customers in fiscal year
     2005/06. An aircraft delivery is included in the above table when the
     equivalent of 100% of the fractional shares of an aircraft model have
     been sold to external customers.


The following table provides order totals of Business, Regional and
Amphibious aircraft

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                                           Orders               Orders
Aircraft                      Fiscal year 2007/08  Fiscal year 2006/07
                                (Year ending Jan.    (Year ending Jan.
                                         31, 2008)            31, 2007)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Regional aircraft
----------------------------------------------------------------------
CRJ200                                          -                  (16)
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CRJ700/CRJ900/1000(i)(ii)                     141(i)(ii)            65
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Q100/200/300                                   17                   14
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Q400                                           80                   24
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Total Regional aircraft                       238                   87
----------------------------------------------------------------------
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Total Business aircraft                       452                  274
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Amphibious Aircraft
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bombardier 415                                  8                    2
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Grand total                                   698                  363
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(i)  Mesa Air Group, Inc. has converted its two orders of CRJ900 regional
     jets to two CRJ700 NextGen regional jets

(ii) My Way Airlines has converted its remaining 15 orders of CRJ900
     regional jets to CRJ1000 regional jets.

(i) Assessment of market share in the business aircraft industry is based on delivery data from GAMA for the calendar year, and therefore does not correspond with the number of aircraft deliveries recorded during the Corporation's fiscal years ended January 31.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional 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 Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, 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.

Bombardier, Learjet, Challenger, Global, CRJ900 NextGen, Q400, Learjet 40, Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45, Learjet 45 XR, Challenger 300, Global 5000, Global XRS, CRJ700 and Bombardier 415 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc., or its subsidiaries.

Contacts:
Bombardier Aerospace
Helene V. Gagnon
514-855-7972
www.bombardier.com

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