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Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Bombardier to Quadruple Size of Singapore Service Centre

Bombardier is to more than quadruple the current footprint of its Singapore Service Centre, transforming the facility into a high-capacity one-stop-shop, offering its customers a full gamut of maintenance, refurbishment and modification services required throughout an aircraft’s life, directly on site.

“Our high-capacity, optimized Singapore Service Centre will bring industry-leading aircraft availability, faster turnarounds and greater convenience and peace of mind to Bombardier’s growing customer base in Asia,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience. “Customers will enjoy access to the complete range of OEM customer service and support right on their doorstep, 24/7, 365 days a year. This expansion is another key building block in our drive to enhance the accessibility of our OEM expertise for customers worldwide and to solidify our position as a leader in aftermarket services in the Asia-Pacific region, a pivotal growing part of our global network.”

Bombardier is to more than quadruple the current footprint of its Singapore Service Centre, transforming the facility into a high-capacity one-stop-shop, offering its customers a full gamut of maintenance, refurbishment and modification services required throughout an aircraft’s life, directly on site. Click to enlarge.

 Located at Seletar Aerospace Park, the Singapore Service Centre, which opened in 2014, will more than quadruple its current footprint from 100,000 sq. ft. (9,260 m2) to approximately 430,000 sq. ft. (40,000 m2) by 2020.

 The expansion will introduce new customer facilities, a full-service 37,000 sq. ft. (3,500 m2) paint facility, advanced interior finishing capabilities, with key support functions, such as training, sales and customer support and an expanded portfolio of component, repair and overhaul (CR&O) services. It will also offer heavy structural and composite repair capabilities, in addition to a 10,000 sq.ft. (929 m2) integrated parts depot.

The new expanded Singapore Service Centre will be capable of supporting more than 2,000 visits annually. The groundbreaking of the expansion is taking place today, with the facility being operational in 2020.

The Singapore Service Centre currently employs more than 150 staff, including 100 licensed engineers and technicians, and has received more than 20 certifications and authorizations from international regulators to service the full range of Bombardier Global, Challenger and Learjet aircraft including the flagship Global 7500 aircraft.

Bombardier Global 6000 reg: CS-GLE. Picture taken by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com at Changi Airport in Singapore. Click to enlarge.

In addition to offering scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and aircraft on ground (AOG) support, the Singapore Service Centre is recognized as a centre of excellence for complex retrofit work, including avionics and Ka-band installations.

“Bombardier’s decision to establish a full suite of aftermarket capabilities at its Singapore Service Centre will add to the vibrancy of activities at Seletar Aerospace Park,” said Tan Kong Hwee, Executive Director, Capital Goods, Singapore Economic Development Board. “Bombardier’s expansion in Singapore is testament to our attractiveness as an aerospace hub, and our ability to capture growth opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to forging stronger ties with companies like Bombardier, to grow the sector and create more good jobs for Singaporeans.”

Bombardier Business Aircraft currently has an extensive footprint in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 320 aircraft of its industry-wide fleet of 1,025 aircraft operating there. In total, Bombardier has more than 4,800 business aircraft operating around the world.

Bombardier estimates industry-wide deliveries in the region between now and 2027 to be 950 aircraft for a forecasted sales revenue of US$37 billion.

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