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Bombardier Launches New Innovative 50-Seater Aircraft

  • The CRJ550 is a new aircraft type based on the CRJ700 platform, within Bombardier’s successful CRJ family
  • This aircraft model is the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world

MONTRÉAL,
Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is
pleased to officially launch the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first
triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world designed to meet the
expectations of today’s passengers. The CRJ550 is a new CRJ Series
aircraft model, with a new type certificate based on the CRJ700. United
Airlines is the launch customer of this new model.

“The new CRJ550
model is the only solution in North America that can replace the
existing fleet of ageing 50-seaters, a market of over 700 aircraft, said
Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. It offers
improved passenger experience with ample on-board storage for carry-on
bags and more passenger living space. This is one more example of how we
are focusing on creating value for our customers and a very important
endorsement from United in regards to the CRJ platform.”

The
CRJ550 will feature a self-serve beverage and snack station and more
overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by any
U.S. carrier, in addition to all the benefits for which the CRJ Series
aircraft are known.

With the CRJ550, the CRJ Series is the only
family of regional aircraft that can offer 3-class cabin across
all-market segments, while meeting the current operational requirements.
One of the key benefits for the US operators will be to leverage the
cockpit commonality from the CRJ200 to the CRJ900. The CRJ550 will also
delight operators by delivering a 99.5 per cent proven dispatch
reliability, the elimination of gate check bags, and providing
connectivity.

About Bombardier
With over
69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global
leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and
game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide
world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in
passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered
in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in
28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft,
Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services.
Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the
fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of
$16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
Images of CRJ550 aircraft in the Bombardier livery are posted with this press release at www.bombardier.com.

For more information on the CRJ Series aircraft, visit http://news.commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/

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For Information
Nathalie Scott
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1-416-375-3030
nathalie.scott@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

Two photos accompanying this announcement are available at

http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7724ed58-6b6a-4375-9c6d-dfb470599d28
http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2333f213-2afc-4b1c-8927-c2e984c278e1

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