MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - le 23 janvier 2009) - Aujourd'hui, Bombardier Aéronautique a annoncé que l'agence de garde côtière de Malaisie, la Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), a pris livraison du premier de deux avions amphibies Bombardier 415MP commandés par le gouvernement malaisien en juin 2008. Le gouvernement malaisien est le client de lancement de l'avion spécialisé Bombardier 415MP en Asie.
Present at an official ceremony held in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, was Datuk Seri Najib, Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia; Datuk Amdan, Director General, MMEA; and Mr. Michel Bourgeois, President, Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace.
A variant of the rugged Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft - the only aircraft specifically designed for aerial firefighting - the Bombardier 415MP amphibious aircraft will be modified for maritime surveillance capabilities to meet the specialized needs of the MMEA. The first Bombardier 415MP aircraft delivered to Malaysia will be equipped with a state-of-the-art surveillance suite that includes two side-looking airborne radars, one forward-looking infrared radar, an airborne maritime surveillance system and other avionics and communications equipment.
"Bombardier Aerospace is proud to deliver its first Bombardier 415MP aircraft to Malaysia. We are confident this hardworking aircraft, with its multi-purpose capabilities, will prove a worthy tool in Malaysia's efforts to patrol its extensive waterways and to enhance its search and rescue missions," said Michel Bourgeois, President, Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. "The aircraft's ability to fly at low speed and low altitude with great maneuverability, and to execute direct interventions on water, makes it an ideal aircraft for coastal patrol missions. It is a very capable and cost-effective aircraft, able to carry out a multitude of specialized missions that previously required dedicated vessels and aircraft."
The multi-purpose Bombardier 415MP aircraft can be used in a variety of specialized missions such as search and rescue, environmental protection, coastal patrol and transportation. It is fitted with sophisticated sensors to locate and identify vessels, people in distress and pollutants.
Since delivery of the first Bombardier 415 aircraft in 1994, Bombardier Aerospace has delivered 69 Bombardier 415 aircraft, including three Bombardier 415MP aircraft, to Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Ontario, Quebec and Spain, with 42 aircraft in operation in the Mediterranean region alone.
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