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.”
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.
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.
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
“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
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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