Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it will open its first wholly owned European aircraft service center at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This new addition to Bombardier’s company-owned aircraft service center network, currently consisting of six facilities in North America, will enable the company to better support its growing fleet of over 550 Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft in the region. The European aircraft service center is expected to begin operation in early 2010.
“The Bombardier Aircraft Service Center network has been offering the highest quality of support to our customers in North America for over 28 years and today we are pleased to bring that experience and expertise to our customer base in Europe,” said Michael McQuay, President, Bombardier Aircraft Service Centers. “The new aircraft service center, coupled with our LBAS joint venture facility in Germany and Frankfurt super-warehouse, strengthens our services in the region by providing greater access to Bombardier’s high-quality maintenance support and certified Bombardier parts pre-cleared at customs.”
The facility will feature 4,240 sq. meters (45,639 sq.feet) of hangar space, will include a staff of approximately 50 technicians and will be equipped to perform a variety of light to heavy maintenance tasks.
“The creation of a European aircraft service center is key to our strategy of expanding our customer services offering into new regions of the world and of providing faster, easier access to support for our growing international customer base,” said Andy Nureddin, vice-president, Bombardier Customer Services and Support. “This announcement builds on our comprehensive customer services offering in the region, ranging from training facilities to our PartsExpress delivery service and mobile response teams for rapid on-site support.”