Bombardier Sells Four of Its Bombardier 415 Amphibious Firefighting
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Today,
Bombardier Aerospace announced the sale of four Bombardier 415
amphibious aircraft to an undisclosed customer. In addition to
purchasing the four firefighting aircraft, the customer also
purchased additional special mission equipment items to enhance the
The value of the order based on the aircraft list price is
approximately $118.2 million U.S and will include spare parts
provisioning, training and technical support. Deliveries of the
aircraft will begin during the last quarter of fiscal year ended
January 31, 2008, and will continue until 2009.
"Since its launch in 1994, the Bombardier 415 has consistently proved
itself to be a reliable and effective firefighting tool. The
aircraft's unique operational capabilities and exceptional
performance allow it to operate in the most rugged and demanding of
circumstances, and is recognized around the world as the most
effective firefighting aircraft available," said Michel Bourgeois,
President, Bombardier Amphibious Aircraft.
"Having just gone through a summer that saw many areas around the
world ravaged by forest fires, it is evident that the Bombardier 415
aircraft, designed specifically for aerial firefighting, has a
crucial role to play in the containment and suppression of fire. In
addition, the aircraft's specialized capabilities were key in various
humanitarian relief missions around the world over the years," added
Since the first Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft was delivered in
1994, 65 Bombardier 415 aircraft have been delivered to firefighting
agencies in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Ontario, Quebec and
Spain. In addition, 67 CL-215 amphibious piston aircraft remain in
service fighting fires.
The Bombardier 415 firefighter aircraft has a maximum speed of 224
mph (359 km/h). In an average mission of six nautical miles (11
kilometres) distance from water to fire, it can complete nine drops
within an hour and deliver 14,589 U.S. gallons (55,233 litres) of
fire suppressant. The aircraft is also offered in a multi-purpose
version, the Bombardier 415MP, which can be used in a variety of
specialized missions such as search and rescue, maritime patrol and
environmental protection. Currently, a Greek Bombardier 415 aircraft
is equipped with the MP configuration.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global
corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded
on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index
component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America
indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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or its subsidiaries.