International Trade Minister Ed Fast Witnesses Signing Ceremony Between Bombardier and Garuda Airlines for the Purchase of CRJ1000s Aircraft

Standing, left to right: David Sevigny, Canada's High Commissioner to Singapore; Minister Fast; Mohammad Hidayat, Indonesia’s Minister of Industry; Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft; Dahlan Iskan, Minister of State Owned Enterprises of the Republic of Indonesia; and Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Trade, Indonesia.
Seated: Guy Hachey, President and COO Bombardier Aerospace, and Pak Emirsyah Satar, CEO Garuda Indonesia.

February 15, 2012 - Singapore - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today at the Singapore Airshow witnessed a signing ceremony between Bombardier and Indonesian Garuda Airlines for the purchase of CRJ1000s aircraft. This order is valued at approximately $297 million U.S. and could increase to approximately $1.32 billion U.S. The deal will create jobs and prosperity for Canadian workers and their families.

Please consult Minister Fast Visits Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore and Minister Fast's photo gallery.

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
Follow us on Twitter: @Canada_Trade