Construction work has begun on Bombardier’s
full-scale factory-owned and operated service centre for business
aircraft at Singapore’s Seletar airport.
service facility, which is set to open in Q2 2013, is made up of
2,930 sq. meters (31,5K sq. feet) of hangar space and 2,694 sq.
meters (28,8 sq. feet) for office and back shops.
It will be
capable of performing a variety of light to heavy maintenance
tasks on all Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global
The service centre will form
the foundation for a full-service hub in the region that will
eventually house Bombardier’s current Singapore Regional Support
Office (RSO), and be closely networked with Bombardier’s RSOs
in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney as well as its parts depots in
Singapore and Hong Kong.
“Singapore is a strategic location
within Asia Pacific, with a first-class workforce, and Bombardier
business aircraft customers appreciate the value of having
OEM-backed services and OEM-trained staff within easy reach,”
said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Customer Services &
Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “We
look forward to providing our customers with a full range of
aftermarket services from this central location, just as we are
doing with our hubs in North America and Europe.”
service centre will further strengthen Bombardier’s already
substantial customer support footprint in Asia Pacific. Bombardier currently operates five dedicated Regional Support
Offices (RSOs) and parts depots in the region, serving both its
business and commercial aircraft customers.
jet operators also have access to a network of nine Authorized
Services Facilities for maintenance, repair and overhaul
services. In March, Bombardier unveiled plans to locate a
simulator in the region for pilot and maintenance training for
Global aircraft customers.
Bombardier currently has an
installed base of over 170 aircraft in the Asia Pacific region.
The Singapore facility will bring the total number of
Bombardier-owned service centres to 10 worldwide. The company
also has a network of over 55 Authorized Service Facilities and
Line Maintenance Facilities in 27 countries serving both its business and commercial aircraft customers.
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