Bombardier Bolsters Support in Europe

Bombardier Aerospace today says it is building one of the most comprehensive service and maintenance networks in the industry by boosting capacity at its wholly owned Schiphol Service Center in Amsterdam, providing its customers with enhanced Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) support in Europe. With the Bombardier Schiphol Service Center completing its first full year of operation on May 1, the company says it will soon offer its business aircraft customers greater flexibility for scheduling light to heavy maintenance tasks by adding shifts and increasing staffing levels by 30 percent in 2011. In addition, the facility will extend its capabilities to include Challenger 850 aircraft and expand its expertise in interior refurbishment for all Bombardier business jets later this year. The Schiphol Service Center offers 4,240 sq. meters (45,639 sq. feet) of hangar space and currently staffs 50 employees. “We are thrilled to celebrate the success of the Schiphol Service Centre, as it underscores our commitment to expand our service and maintenance expertise outside of our traditional North-American market,” said Michael McQuay, president, Bombardier Aircraft Service Centers. The company is also strengthening its capacity to provide AOG support in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) by increasing staffing of its Mobile Response Team (MRT) by 30 percent. Currently, six EASA-licensed technical and maintenance experts, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, are available around the clock to perform AOG maintenance in the region. Bombardier will add two more engineers by July 2011.

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