Bombardier delivered 361 aircraft for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. This represents an increase of more than 10% over the 326 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year. Additionally, the Company received 698 aircraft orders compared to 363 for the same period during the previous year.
In fiscal year 2007/08, Bombardier delivered 232 business jets, compared to 212 for the same period last fiscal year – an increase of approximately 9%. For the fourth year in a row, Bombardier has maintained its leadership with 26% of the market share on a revenue basis.
An intake of 452 orders, compared to 274 for the previous year, represents a book-to-bill ratio of 1.95. In the fourth quarter alone, Bombardier received orders for 154 business aircraft compared to 117 orders last year.
In fiscal year 2007/08, Bombardier delivered 128 regional aircraft, compared to 112 from the same period last year – an increase of approximately 14%. Reflecting the continued shift in demand towards larger regional jets and turboprops, 47 Q400 aircraft were delivered in fiscal year 2007/08, compared to 31 for the same period last year. Fifty-six CRJ900/ CRJ900 NextGen aircraft were delivered in 2007/08, compared to 50 for the previous fiscal year.
Orders rose significantly year-over-year with an intake of 238, compared to 87 for the previous year, representing a book-to-bill ratio of 1.86. In the fourth quarter alone, Bombardier received orders for 51 regional aircraft, compared to 21 orders last year.