Bombardier team members Herb Chahal, Manager, Regional Support Office, Singapore, Joel Davis, Director, Facilities Development, Aircraft Service Centers, and Chris Milligan, Director, Authorized Service Facilities were all on site near Seletar airport in Singapore for the ground breaking of the OEM-owned service center.]
Bombardier Aerospace recently began construction work for its full-scale factory-owned and operated service center for business aircraft at Singapore’s Seletar airport. The official ground breaking ceremony was held in June.The state-of-the-art service facility, which is set to open in Q2 2013, features 2,930 sq. meters (31,5K sq. feet) of hangar space and 2,694 sq. meters (28,8 sq. feet) for office and back shops. It will be capable of performing a variety of light to heavy maintenance tasks on all Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft.
The service centre will form the foundation for a full-service hub in the region that will eventually house Bombardier’s current Singapore Regional Support Office (RSO), and be closely networked with Bombardier’s RSOs in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney as well as its parts depots in Singapore and Hong Kong, the company says.
“Singapore is a strategic location within Asia-Pacific, with a first-class workforce, and Bombardier business aircraft customers appreciate the value of having OEM-backed services and OEM-trained staff within easy reach,” said Éric Martel, president, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “We look forward to providing our customers with a full range of aftermarket services from this central location, just as we are doing with our hubs in North America and Europe.”
Bombardier currently operates five dedicated Regional Support Offices (RSOs) and parts depots in the region, serving both its business and commercial aircraft customers.