Bombardier Brings Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 Business Jets to Dubai Air Show 2023, Showcases Defense Capabilities

  • Showstoppers Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 aircraft on display present outstanding performance attributes, technological advancements, sustainability aspects and exceptional, pristine cabins for maximum productivity and comfort
  • On-site Bombardier Defense and Bombardier leadership presence reveals the expansive aircraft capabilities of our highly specialized business jets
  • Exclusive customer visits of Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 aircraft available by appointment

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today announced that its industry-leading Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 aircraft will be on display during the Dubai Air Show Nov. 13-17 in Dubai, UAE revealing the uncompromising attributes of these impressive business jets. Bombardier is also pleased to share that it will have a strong presence on site, with dedicated sales teams from business aircraft and Bombardier Defense.

“We are pleased to be bringing the uncompromising Challenger 3500 and Global 7500 aircraft to the Dubai Air Show this year, celebrating the Global 7500’s recent 150th built aircraft and impressive new speed records*,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Middle East is an important market for Bombardier both for business jet customers as well as growing defense business. The Bombardier team on site will proudly showcase our impressive defense capabilities and the many multi-mission solutions we can flexibly tailor. We also look forward to showcasing our Challenger and Global platforms to business jets customers, who will benefit from our aircraft cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, reliability and smooth ride.”

With a top speed of Mach 0.925 and a range of 7,700 nautical miles (14,260 km), the Global 7500 aircraft possess unmatched performance capabilities, boasts the smoothest ride in the skies and has transformed the industry with its refined, luxurious cabin.

Like the Global 7500, Bombardier’s Challenger aircraft possess industry-leading attributes that set it apart from its competition. Bombardier’s Challenger 3500 aircraft combines a world-class interior design with the ultimate value proposition. It boasts the widest in-class cabin and lowest direct operating costs in its class, making this business aircraft a consistent winning option with customers.

The Defense sales team will also be on hand to highlight Bombardier’s portfolio of proven and versatile aircraft platforms, including the Global 6500 jet. Bombardier Defense has more than 500 specialized business aircraft in-service worldwide with more than 3 million fleet hours and some 160 operators in more than 50 countries. The Challenger and Global aircraft families provide the ideal solution for urgent humanitarian assistance, VIP transportation, Maritime Patrol, Electronic Warfare, Search and Rescue and more. For customers or media interested in exploring the aircraft on display, visits are available by appointment.

About Bombardier

Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in government and military special-mission roles leveraging Bombardier Defense’s proven expertise.

Headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network services the Learjet, Challenger and Global families of aircraft, and includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China and Australia.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, as well as the company’s plans to cover all its flight operations with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) utilizing the Book and Claim system visit bombardier.com. Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at businessaircraft.bombardier.com. Follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Bombardier, Bombardier Global, Global 6500, Global 7500, Challenger and Challenger 3500 are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

*All records are pending final approval by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA)

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JETEX & SHELL AVIATION SIGN AGREEMENT FOR SAF SUPPLY TO PRIVATE AVIATION

Jetex and Shell Aviation bring sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the flagship private terminal in Dubai.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jetex, a global leader in executive aviation, is the first to offer SAF to customers in the United Arab Emirates. Building on the success of supplying SAF at selected locations in Europe, Jetex will now offer aircraft operators and private owners the possibility of significantly reducing emissions whenever they operate flights from its flagship private terminal in Dubai.

“Bringing SAF to the United Arab Emirates is a milestone achievement, and today I am pleased that we finally can offer this type of aircraft fuel to our customers in Dubai in partnership with Shell Aviation. It is even more important in light of 2023 being announced as the Year of Sustainability in the UAE as it cements our  ambition to reduce carbon emissions”, said Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex.

As a safe and fully certified drop-in fuel compatible with existing aircraft fleet and airport infrastructure, SAF can be blended with conventional jet fuel at a ratio of up to 50%, creating an aviation fuel that is significantly lower in lifecycle carbon emissions. In its neat form, SAF can reduce lifecycle emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional jet fuel.

Doris Tan, General Manager Asia and Middle East, Shell Aviation, said: “To reduce emissions from flying, all parts of the aviation value chain need to play their part. This is particularly crucial for private business customers as they can create a concentrated, high-impact demand for SAF. Additionally, expanding the availability of SAF to new locations is equally important, which is why it’s been highly rewarding to work with Jetex to enhance our SAF capabilities in the Middle East by delivering SAF at DWC for the first time.”

Jetex’s environment strategy focuses on reducing carbon emissions, recycling and adapting the latest green technologies across its global network. The company’s efforts are aligned with IATA’s commitment to fly net zero by 2050 and achieving this requires a combination of maximum elimination of emissions at the source, offsetting and carbon capture technologies.

It is vital for the future of aviation to continue to address climate change and Jetex remains focused on playing its part to reduce the impact on the planet.

About Jetex:

An award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional private terminals (FBOs), aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to both owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out more about Jetex, visit jetex.com and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Al-Araji stresses the importance of benefiting from international expertise to develop the reality of Iraqi prisons

Baghdad -The National Security Advisor Qasim Al-Araji chaired Today, Wednesday, a special meeting of the committee concerned with reviewing and developing the classification system inside prisons, which was presented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Organized Crime in Iraq.

The Chancellery stated in a statement: “The meeting was attended from the Iraqi side by the Senior Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice, Ziyad Al-Tamimi, directors of correctional and juvenile prisons, and representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Interior, and from the UN side, Ali Al-Barir, Director of the United Nations Office in Iraq, and experts in this field.”

Al-Araji stressed at the beginning of the meeting: “The killings taking place in Gaza are unacceptable and these attacks must be stopped and the war zone not expanded.”

In the context of the topic, Al-Araji stressed the importance of benefiting from all the international experience provided by the United Nations, to develop the reality of Iraqi prisons.

The meeting also discussed the mechanisms of the Ministry of Justice with regard to preparing curricula and training manuals and developing a standard work manual to be consistent with international requirements for prison administration, and to be able to confront the challenges that Iraqi prisons may be exposed to.

The meeting also included a presentation of international assistance, which included implementing four projects (reviewing and updating the classification system inside prisons, developing policies and protocols for risk assessments, conducting training for prison workers, and identifying technical candidates specialized in classification), so that they could be used while taking into account the security privacy of the Ministry of Justice in line with national laws and instructions.

The attendees also discussed the mechanism for training workers in the prison administration and developing the work of Iraqi cadres within the framework of implementing these programs. The meeting recommended the need to hold a meeting between United Nations experts and Ministry of Justice specialists to initiate the necessary technical procedures to implement the program.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Government advisor: We have achieved important steps in confronting desertification and drought and we have promising projects

Baghdad -A government advisor disclosed strategic plans and projects implemented by the government to confront climate change in Iraq.

Ali Al-Lami, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Environment and Climate Affairs, said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency /NINA: “There is a major government effort in the issue of desertification and drought, especially through the initiative of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to plant five million trees, as part of the government’s directions to develop green cover within residential cities.”

He added: “We have strategic plans and promising projects to create green belts around cities, as well as develop green cover in many valleys and deserts within the Iraqi borders to stop the encroachment of sand dunes, stabilize the soil, and reduce dust and dust storms,” indicating: “Projects to combat desertification and drought generally require time to be achieved.”

He continued to say: “The government has approved all financial allocations related to the project to stabilize sand dunes and develop green cover in deserts, as well as establishing green belts and planting squares inside cities to reduce the rise in temperatures and reduce the intensity of dust through the presence of green cover.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

The Cabinet Secretariat and Parliament discuss the integration of the joint national effort between the executive and legislative systems

Baghdad – The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Al-Ghazi, discussed with the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, the integration of the joint national effort between the executive and legislative systems.

The Secretariat of the Council of Ministers stated in a statement: “Al-Ghazi received Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, and during the meeting they discussed a number of topics and files, the most prominent of which is intensifying the joint government effort to achieve the public benefit of citizens, and consolidating the foundations of peaceful coexistence for the Iraqi people.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Finance Minister meets French Ambassador to Bahrain

Manama, Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Finance and National Economy Minister, received Eric Giraud-Telme, the newly appointed French Ambassador to Bahrain.

The minister emphasised the importance of the historic ties between Bahrain and France, highlighting their strategic cooperation and partnership in various fields.

The meeting discussed means to further enhance cooperation in the financial and economic sectors.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Finance Minister ITU Regional Representative

Manama, Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Finance and National Economy Minister, received Alastair Long, the newly appointed UK Ambassador to Bahrain.

The minister emphasised the historic ties between Bahrain and the UK, highlighting their strategic cooperation and partnership in various fields.

He expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation and push them towards more advanced levels.

The meeting discussed means to further enhance cooperation in the financial and economic sectors.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Finance Minister meets UK Ambassador

Manama, Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Finance and National Economy Minister, received Alastair Long, the newly appointed UK Ambassador to Bahrain.

The minister emphasised the importance of the historic ties between Bahrain and the UK, highlighting their strategic cooperation and partnership in various fields.

The meeting discussed means to further enhance cooperation in the financial and economic sectors.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Sheikh Hamoudi: Japan must take more interactive positions with Gaza

Baghdad -Today, Wednesday, the head of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council, Sheikh Humam Hamoudi, called on Japan to take more interactive positions with Gaza.

A statement from his media office said in a statement: “Hamoudi received the Japanese ambassador to Iraq, Futoshi Matsumoto.”

Sheikh Hamoudi stressed, during the meeting, that “there is internal and regional interaction for the initiative that we launched to make oil in exchange for protecting the people of Gaza, stopping genocide, and opening relief corridors,” noting that “oil is essential to the lives of peoples and that the West only understands the language of interests, and we must address it with it.”

He pointed out that “Iraq does not want to expand the war, and at the same time it does not accept the annihilation of the people of Gaza in this brutal way, and the international community is watching,” indicating that “people in all the world have begun to sympathize humanly with Gaza and come out with large demonstrations, and their anger may develop to something that no one can control or prevent it.

He urged “Japan to take more interactive positions with Gaza that befit Japan’s international weight and the breadth of its relations and interests with the countries of the region,” noting that “silence is what encouraged the Zionist entity to persist and violate international laws and norms.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency