Bombardier launched a pair of Line Maintenance Stations at what it describes as two strategically important locations, Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and Van Nuys Airport in California.
The Montreal company explains the new Line Maintenance Stations will initially offer unscheduled maintenance services to customers and build toward scheduled maintenance operations in the coming months. This will include the addition of wheel and battery shops.
Technicians supporting the new Bombardier sites are certified for all Learjet, Challenger and Global series business jets, including Bombardier’s flagship Global 7500 aircraft.
“This expansion is an integral part of our overall mission to enhance OEM support for our operators throughout the U.S. and around the globe,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, VP and GM, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “These two new locations are part of an unprecedented acceleration of support offerings that includes new Mobile Response Trucks, aircraft and more technicians across our network.”
Bombardier points to a range of other recent maintenance investments, including: Major service centre expansions ongoing in both Miami Opa-Locka and Singapore; development of a new Line Maintenance Station in Dubai with JETEX to enhance service capabilities in the Middle East; and a new agreement with respected Austrian-based interior manufacturer F/LIST for the establishment of an enhanced interior shop at the Biggin Hill Service Centre.
Bombardier also holds total of 30 Customer Response Team mobile units around the globe, which are equipped to support Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global business aircraft. This includes the recent addition of a dedicated Challenger 300 Mobile Response Team Aircraft based in Frankfurt, Germany. Bombardier’s service network holds approximately 1,100 technicians across 38 Authorized Service Facilities worldwide.