Bombardier has unveiled plans to expand its London Biggin Hill service centre with the construction of
a new and larger facility measuring approximately 250,000 square
feet (23,225 sqm) that will replace its existing
new service centre is scheduled to be operational by mid-2022.
The facility will have the capacity to accommodate as many as 14 Global 7500
aircraft at the same time and will allow Bombardier to introduce
sought-after capabilities and installations, such
as component painting and interior refurbishment capabilities,
component repair and overhaul workshops and training rooms.
site will also ensure a quick response to its customers’ repair
needs with the integration of a brand-new parts depot.
“With the expansion of the London Biggin
Hill service centre, Bombardier is taking another step in showing
its unwavering commitment to providing customers with
industry-leading services on a global scale, and the OEM expertise
they rightfully deserve,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice
President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier
Aviation. “Europe continues to be a strong market for business
aviation, and we’re glad to show our commitment to our customers
with this important investment in the region.”
London Biggin Hill service centre was inaugurated in 2017 and
offers tip-to-tail heavy maintenance capabilities on Learjet,
Challenger and Global families of aircraft.
The site is fully
equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance,
modifications and avionics installations, and paint repair
services. In 2019, the service centre added enhanced interior
repair and refurbishment activities.
“The expansion of
Bombardier’s service centre and the enhancement of its service and
maintenance capabilities is a testament to the dynamism and
attractiveness of the Biggin Hill Airport,” said Robert Walters,
Commercial Director of London Biggin Hill Airport. “Bombardier has
been a tremendous partner and, with this announcement,
demonstrates its strong commitment to the continued growth of our
world-class aviation hub.”
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