Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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Combined potential within the 100-150 seat market of more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years

Amsterdam / Montreal, October 16, 2017: Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc. are to become partners on the C Series aircraft program. A corresponding agreement was signed today.  The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.

Under the agreement, Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support expertise to the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), the entity that manufactures and sells the C Series. At closing, Airbus will acquire a 50.01% interest in CSALP. Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) will own approximately 31% and 19% respectively.

CSALP’s headquarters and primary assembly line and related functions will remain in Québec, with the support of Airbus’ global reach and scale. Airbus’ global industrial footprint will expand with the Final Assembly Line in Canada and additional C Series production at Airbus’ manufacturing site in Alabama, U.S. This strengthening of the program and global cooperation will have positive effects on Québec and Canadian aerospace operations.

The single aisle market is a key growth driver, representing 70% of the expected global future demand for aircraft. Ranging from 100 to 150 seats, the C Series is highly complementary to Airbus’ existing single aisle aircraft portfolio, which focuses on the higher end of the single-aisle business (150-240 seats). The world class sales, marketing and support networks that Airbus brings into the venture are expected to strengthen and accelerate the C Series’ commercial momentum.  Additionally, Airbus’ supply chain expertise is expected to generate significant C Series production cost savings.

“This is a win-win for everybody! The C Series, with its state-of-the-art design and great economics, is a great fit with our existing single-aisle aircraft family and rapidly extends our product offering into a fast growing market sector. I have no doubt that our partnership with Bombardier will boost sales and the value of this program tremendously,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. “Not only will this partnership secure the C Series and its industrial operations in Canada, the U.K. and China, but we also bring new jobs to the U.S. Airbus will benefit from strengthening its product portfolio in the high-volume single-aisle market, offering superior value to our airline customers worldwide.”

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Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for the CS300 aircraft

Bombardier CS300’s Environmental Product Declaration

Bombardier Receives a Second Environmental Product Declaration for its C Series Aircraft, Confirming its Unmatched Environmental Performance

October 3, 2017

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for the CS300 aircraft. The news was made public one year after the CS100 aircraft received the same certification. No other aircraft manufacturer discloses the full environmental impact of their products.

“At Bombardier, we believe in concrete actions and transparency when it comes to creating more sustainable growth in the aviation industry,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “As we now know and as our competitors have noticed, the C Series is simply unmatched and this EPD® provides our customers and stakeholders with a complete view of the CS300 aircraft’s environmental performance, which was optimized at every stage of its lifecycle,” he added.

“The publication of this EPD® for the CS300 aircraft underlines Bombardier’s commitment to bring to market innovative, sustainable aircraft that meet and exceed customer expectations,” said François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer, Product Development Engineering, Aerospace. “Under the guidance of our Eco-Design team, most aspects of the design and manufacture of the aircraft as well as the recoverability factors at the end of the useful life were assessed in order to reduce impacts on the environment. As a result, our game-changing C Series airliners already fully meet ICAO’s new CO2 emissions standard, which was adopted by the 36-State ICAO Council last March.”

“We are pleased to see Bombardier continuing to pioneer the use of EPD®s in the aircraft industry. We hope that also others can follow their example. Transparent declarations of the environmental performance over the whole life cycle enables more informed decisions and contributes to the work to improve the environmental performance of the sector,” said Elin Eriksson, Chair, EPD® International AB.

The EPD®, which is based on verified Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data, discloses information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products and, thus provides the basis for a fair comparison of products and services vis-à-vis their environmental performance. Last year, Bombardier selected a CS100 aircraft for the first-ever EPD®, and this year, a Bombardier CS300 was chosen for the exercise.

The C Series aircraft has an unmatched fuel efficiency of as little as two litres of fuel per 100 km per passenger*. This means that over its operational lifespan, each C Series aircraft is expected to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions released to the atmosphere by up to 120,000 tonnes compared to other closest-sized airliners. That is equivalent to taking more than 32,000 mid-sized cars off the road for a year. The C Series aircraft`s noise signature is comparable to smaller airliners, such as regional aircraft, making it an ideal solution for urban operations and the most community-friendly aircraft in the small single-aisle category.

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

Bombardier CS300’s Environmental Product Declaration

About the International EPD® System

The International EPD® System is a programme for voluntary and transparent communication of the life cycle environmental performance of goods and services. Since the publication of the first EPD® in 1999, it today has grown to a library of more than 700 certified environmental product declarations from organisations in 36 countries at www.environdec.com. The program operator of the International EPD® System is EPD International AB, registered in Sweden.

The EPD® for the CS300 aircraft is available at http://cseries.com/environment and http://www.environdec.com/

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 CS300 Jetliner Awarded FAA Type Validation 

Montréal, December 14, 2016: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS300 airliner has been awarded its Type Validation by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This most recent approval means that both the CS300 aircraft and the smaller CS100 aircraft are now approved by Transport Canada, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA.

The FAA recently conducted an operational evaluation on the CS100 and CS300 aircraft and determined that both aircraft will share the same pilot type rating — allowing operators to benefit from significant cost-saving opportunities.

“These airworthiness validations by international authorities recognize the exhaustive process and work done by Bombardier, in conjunction with Transport Canada, who awarded the C Series aircraft their original aircraft type approvals,” said François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer and Head of Bombardier’s Design Approval Organization. “C Series aircraft combine new materials, new manufacturing processes and new design philosophies, which are fully recognized through the completion of these validations by major international authorities.”

“The SWISS CS100 airliners have had very strong in-service performance to date and are now in their fifth month of operation; and earlier today, the CS300 aircraft entered revenue service with airBaltic’s first passenger flight from Riga to Amsterdam.” said Rob Dewar, Vice President, C Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

The C Series is presently the only aircraft optimized for the 100- to 150-seat market segment, which drives the aircraft’s phenomenal economic proposition and performance, opening up new opportunities for single-aisle aircraft operation. 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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Source: Bombardier

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