Bombardier Strengthens Business Aircraft Sales Team
Montreal, March 19, 2007
Manufacturer wraps up banner year in business jet deliveries
Bombardier, fresh from a third consecutive year of increased business aircraft deliveries, today revealed a new business aircraft sales team structure to better serve the sales requirements of the changing international landscape while strengthening its U.S. sales force.
Bob Horner has been appointed vice-president, international sales. In addition to current responsibilities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Mr. Horner now assumes the lead for Asia-Pacific as well as Central and South America. He will be based in Montreal.
Mike Fahey has been appointed vice-president, Learjet sales, with responsibility for all Learjet aircraft sales worldwide, including the United States. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Mr. Fahey will work in conjunction with international sales directors to generate orders from outside the U.S. Reporting to Mr. Fahey is Ed Thomas, who has been appointed regional vice-president, Learjet United States sales.
Paul Schenian has been named managing director of pre-owned aircraft and assumes responsibility for pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide. He is based in Dallas, Texas. Bob Horner, Mike Fahey and Paul Schenian all report to Jahid Fazal-Karim, senior vice-president, sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“As worldwide interest in business aviation and demand for our Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets continues to grow, we want to ensure that our sales team is ready to meet and surpass the requirements of this fast-paced industry,” said Mr. Fazal-Karim. “Bombardier had a record year for business jet sales in 2006, and with a healthy order book across the product families, we are optimistic that 2007 will be another strong year.”
Banner results for business aircraft in Bombardier Fiscal Year and 2006 Calendar Year
Bombardier delivered 212 business aircraft during its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007, compared to 197 for the same period a year earlier, an increase of eight per cent. It also marks the third consecutive year it has registered an increase in business aircraft deliveries.
According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) annual industry review released in February, Bombardier delivered a total of 213 business jets in calendar year 2006, a 13-per-cent increase from 188 deliveries in 2005. Bombardier also led the industry in delivery billings at $4.8 billion U.S., which equates to a revenue market share of 29 per cent in the light to ultra-long range segments.
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