Bombardier issue 20 year market forecast


Bombardier predicts a return to growth in business aviation

For the 20-year period from
2011 to 2030, the Bombardier business aircraft market forecast predicts a
return to sustained growth in business aviation, with business jet
manufacturers delivering a total of 24,000 business jets in all segments in
which Bombardier competes, representing total revenues of approximately US$626
billion for the industry. For the 10-year period spanning 2011 to 2020, 10,000
deliveries worth US$260 billion are anticipated, and 14,000 deliveries worth US$366
billion are anticipated in the 10-year period from 2021 to 2030.

The business aircraft
industry’s improving book-to-bill ratio is a positive signal that the market has
turned the corner and is gaining momentum. While industry deliveries are not
expected to improve significantly in 2011, key indicators are showing an upward
trend, and it is expected that business aircraft deliveries will continue to
grow in 2012. In addition, with a widening customer base for business aircraft,
especially in high-growth economies, Bombardier anticipates that North America,
Europe and China
will be the three most active markets going forward and will generate the most
revenues over the next 20 years.

In an increasingly
competitive market, Bombardier maintained its market leadership through the initial
phases of the business jet market recovery, with 107 net orders for the fiscal
year ended 31 January 2011, more than any of its competitors. On this positive
note, Bombardier will maintain its focus on strengthening its market leadership
position by continuing to invest in its new programs: the Learjet 85, Global
7000 and Global 8000 aircraft and the Global Vision flight deck. With its
strong product line, dedication to providing superior customer support and continued
vision in product development, Bombardier plans to benefit from the expected
long-term market growth and to continue to lead the way in business aviation.

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