COMAC and Bombardier Announce Successful Completion of Phase

COMAC and Bombardier Announce Successful Completion of Phase I of
Definitive Agreement and Official Launch of Phase II 
ZHUHAI, CHINA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Further to the
definitive agreement signed on March 21, 2012, covering program
commonalities between the C919 and CSeries aircraft, Commercial
Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) and Bombardier Inc. wish to
announce the successful completion of the Phase I of the agreement,
and the launch of the second phase. 
As part of the first phase of COMAC and Bombardier's long-term
collaboration, the two aircraft manufacturers have achieved mutually
beneficial outcomes in terms of product development and customer
operating cost efficiencies for the C919 and the CSeries families of
commercial airliners with regard to: 1) the cockpit human-machine
(crew) interfaces, 2) the electrical system, 3) the development of
aluminum-lithium standards and specifications, and 4) technical
publications.  
In addition, COMAC and Bombardier Inc. signed today a Letter of
Intent (LOI) signalling the beginning of Phase II of their strategic
collaboration. 
As such, the second phase of their cooperation will explore further
possibilities for C919 and CSeries aircraft commonalities, marketing
and sales cooperation, expanded joint customer service capabilities,
collaboration on product testing and certification, as well as
opportunities for collaboration on future COMAC and Bombardier
product lines. 
By signing this LOI, Bombardier and COMAC are deepening their
commitment to create complementary opportunities for customers of the
C919 and the CSeries commercial airliners to realize cost benefits
from the operation of both aircraft families. 
About COMAC 
COMAC, founded in May 2008 and headquartered in Shanghai, is the main
organization for implementing the trunk liner program of China. COMAC
is a civil aircraft OEM involved in aircraft integration and is
mainly engaged in the research, manufacture, testing, and test flight
of civil aircraft and related products, as well as sales and
services, lease, and operation of civil aircraft. COMAC is committed
to becoming a world-class civil aircraft manufacturer and providing
customers and passengers with modern civil aircraft with safety,
economy, comfort and environmentall
y friendly characteristics. News
and information are available at www.comac.cc. 
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, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3
billion USD. News and information are available at bombardier.com or
follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. 
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C919 is a registered trademark of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of
China Ltd. 
Contacts:
Bombardier Aerospace
Haley Dunne
+1-514-855-7989
www.bombardier.com
Contacts:
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC)
Cheng Fujiang
+86-21-3858-8619
www.comac.cc
 
 
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