"The Jet Age" Rodeo Drive Concours, Bombardier Aerospace And Flexjet Celebrate Learjet's 50th Anniversary

"The Jet Age" Rodeo Drive Concours, Bombardier Aerospace And Flexjet Celebrate
                          Learjet's 50th Anniversary

FIRST-EVER MOCK-UP JET ARRIVES ON THE RENOWNED STREET ON FATHER'S DAY 2013

PR Newswire

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 13, 2013

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of
Learjet's 50^th anniversary, Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance will welcome the
revolutionary Learjet 85 aircraft as the first full-scale aircraft mock-up to
ever appear on the famous street. The Learjet 85 is designed by Bombardier
Aerospace, the world's leading business aircraft manufacturer, and is
available for fractional jet ownership exclusively through Flexjet.

The Rodeo Drive Committee – in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills –
has selected "THE JET AGE" as the 2013 theme to honor this milestone. "We are
excited to join Flexjet and Bombardier to honor Learjet's golden anniversary,"
says Concours Chairman Bruce Meyer. "The Jet Age marked a time when carmakers
from post World War II through the arrival of the super sonic Concorde in the
'70s redesigned their automobiles to highlight the most extreme designs
reflecting streamlining and speed! We will display a thrilling exhibit
reflecting these often outrageous designs."

The annual Father's Day tradition features a wide variety of vintage and
racing cars and motorcycles lining Rodeo Drive north from Wilshire Boulevard
to Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As the 2013 featured brand, Bombardier Aerospace and Flexjet will together
present the Learjet 85 aircraft full-scale mock-up as the centerpiece of the
200 block of Rodeo Drive. Designed from a clean sheet, the all-new Learjet 85
aircraft is the first far part 25 business jet built using composites in both
the wings and the fuselage, and features the latest advances in aerodynamics,
structures and efficiency. Mindfully created based on owner preferences, the
Learjet 85 aircraft features a spacious stand-up cabin, transcontinental range
and powerful, low-emissions engines for a class that is truly its own.

"Fifty years ago, the first Learjet aircraft took flight thanks to the
innovative and adventurous spirit of Bill Lear, who invented the business jet
category," said Deanna White, President, Flexjet. " "Flexjet is proud to
further his legacy by offering fractional shares on the Learjet 85 aircraft,
defining a new benchmark in the evolution of private aviation."

The 300 block of Rodeo Drive will feature autos inspired by the Jet Age, with
smooth aero-dynamic body shapes from the 1950s and 60s, representing the
optimism of the future with exciting visual elements such as fin tails,
chrome-plated steel grilles and white-wall tire applications.

On the 400 block of Rodeo Drive, the event will once again showcase "The Best
of the Best" with pre-1975 classic cars of any brand considered by the show's
curators. This year's Concours will also feature a special tribute to other
marques celebrating special anniversaries.

"We are thrilled to honor Bombardier's Learjet and Flexjet as the featured
brand at this year's Concours," said Jim Jahant, President of the Rodeo Drive
Committee. "It will be the first time we have a full-size aircraft cabin
mock-up parked on Rodeo Drive, so the 2013 Concours d'Elegance will be
historic for Beverly Hills and a must-see for residents and visitors alike."

The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance is produced by the Rodeo Drive Committee
in association with the City of Beverly Hills. 

Rodeo Drive, internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and
entertainment, is a unique destination for both Southern California residents,
as well as visitors from around the globe. More than 100 distinguished
retailers create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of
this famed street.

The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance has been named one of the "300 Unmissable
Events & Festivals Around the World" by top travel publisher Frommer's.

The world-class car show is free and open to the public. For more information
and registration details, please visit rodeodrive-bh.com.

Learjet 85 aircraft: The Learjet 85 aircraft lives up to its nomenclature with
its sleek Learjet lines, legendary performance, and blends the newest
technology to deliver an aircraft that will redefine the midsize segment with
the largest Learjet to date. With its stand up cabin and superior design, this
jet will be able to seamlessly fly 3,000 nm (5,556 km) and with a maximum
operating speed of up to M0.82 (470 kts, 871 km/h). It can link Los Angeles to
Honolulu, and with its Bombardier Vision Flight Deck, the Learjet 85 offers
pilots the most sophisticated cockpit in its class.

About Flexjet
Richardson, Texas-based Flexjet—a division of Bombardier, the world's largest
business aviation manufacturer—first entered the fractional jet ownership
market in 1995. Flexjet now offers whole aircraft ownership and management,
fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services. Flexjet's
fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as
achieving the Air Charter

Safety Foundation's Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only
company to be honored with its 14^th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence.
Flexjet's fractional program fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business
aircraft—the youngest in the fractional jet industry with an average age of
approximately five years—including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet
60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets. For more details on
innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com.

Flexjet has an approved fractional ownership program pursuant 14 C.F.R. Part
91, Subpart K, and manages flights for individual aircraft owners under Part
91 whole aircraft management program. All other flights (e.g. Flexjet 25  jet
card program, charter brokerage program, etc.) are provided by certificated
air carriers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as Flexjet is
not an air carrier.

The Flexjet 25 Jet Card Program is operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions,
LLC, a U.S. air carrier. Flexjet acts as an agent for Jet Solutions, LLC, in
connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program. Flexjet acts as an agent for
the customer with on-demand charter broker services when arranging
transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.

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 Montréal, Canada. Shares are traded on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World
and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December31, 2012, they
posted revenues of $16.8billion. News and information are available at
bombardier.com or follow on Twitter @Bombardier.

*Under certain operating conditions

Bombardier, Challenger 300, Challenger 605, Flexjet, Flexjet 25, Learjet 40,
Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Learjet 85 and XR are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or
its subsidiaries.

The Learjet 85 aircraft is still under development and has yet to be
certified. The aircraft is subject to change without prior notice.

SOURCE Flexjet

Website: http://bombardier.com
Contact: Erin Portman, Team One on behalf of Flexjet, 512.448.0502,
erin.portman@teamone-usa.com or Heather McCallum, TDG/The Donahue Group,
323.769.3600, hmccallum@thedonahuegroup.com
 
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