Bombardier is relocating its Q Series aircraft regional support team
from Lanseria International Airport to Airways Park, close to O.R.
Tambo International Airport.
The move will co-locate the regional
support team for the Q Series aircraft with Bombardier’s
longstanding customer, South African Express Airways.
Series Aircraft Program will maintain support to the region from
its current location in Johannesburg, South Africa.
There are currently approximately 170 Dash 8/Q
Series turboprops and about 70 CRJ Series regional jets in Africa
and the Middle East.
Young, Vice President and General Manager, Head of Q Series
Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said, “O.R. Tambo
International Airport serves as the primary airport for travel to
and from South Africa, so it fits with our strategy to position
our regional support teams where they are best able to offer
timely support before, during and beyond an aircraft’s entry into service.”
The relocation of the team supporting the
fleet of Q Series aircraft will facilitate faster response times
when they need to travel to support customers and
operators throughout the region.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
has recorded firm orders for more than 1,300 Dash 8/Q Series and
1,900 CRJ Series aircraft, and the worldwide fleet is supported by
teams in Africa and the Middle East, along with teams based in
Canada (headquarters), Australia, Germany, India and Japan.
have enjoyed a 25-year relationship with Bombardier from the
inception of South African Express until the present day. We are
therefore delighted that Bombardier is positioning its Q Series
aircraft regional support team to work more closely with our team
at Airways Park, as well as with their other customers operating
from O.R. Tambo International Airport,” said Siza Mzimela, Chief
Executive Officer, South African Express Airways. “We’re confident
that the proximity to our team and our hub will augment our
operation and that we will benefit from Bombardier’s expertise as
we work to further optimize the efficiency of our fleet and
enhance our passengers’ experience.”