Bombardier Business Aircraft continues to expand footprint in Asia
Bombardier Business Aircraft reiterated its commitment to the Asian market ahead of this year's Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), which will be held at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport in China from April 11-13. This follows the successful inauguration of the Bombardier Tianjin Service Centre on April 7. Bombardier has had the largest fleet of any business aircraft manufacturer in the region for the last 12 years.
Bombardier Business Aircraft will underscore its leadership by showcasing three of its business jets at ABACE – the Challenger 350, Challenger 650 and Global 6000 aircraft – which all offer capabilities sought-after by customers in the region, such as speed, comfort and reliability, as well as leading-edge technology and a smooth ride for passengers.
“ABACE is a key event in the aviation industry and we are delighted to seize this opportunity once again this year to present three of our finest business jets,” said Michael Han, regional vice president, sales, China. “Bombardier Business Aircraft is the global leader in terms of deliveries, and is among the best in Asia with a market share of 35 per cent, totalling 43 deliveries over the last three years. China therefore remains a very promising market for Bombardier. With our portfolio of efficiency-enhancing business aircraft, we’re well-positioned to answer our customers’ needs in Greater China and Asia.”
With the recent inauguration of a Service Centre in Tianjin, China, and the continued growth of the award-winning Singapore Service Centre, Bombardier Business Aircraft is further strengthening its customer support network as part of its commitment to operators in the region.
“With a growing fleet of more than 110 aircraft based in Greater China out of 280 in Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Service Centres offer comprehensive capabilities and flexibility to our customers, closer to their base of operations. Our priority is to ensure that we are ready to support our customers wherever their needs arise,” added Lanny Schindelmeiser, general manager, Bombardier Tianjin Aviation Services Co., Ltd.
The Tianjin Service Centre marks the opening of Bombardier Business Aircraft’s first Service Centre in China. Located near Beijing, the Service Centre has received its Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification for Global, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Challenger 850 aircraft, providing it the authority to perform 96-month inspections on the Challenger jets and 120-month inspections on Global aircraft.
Customers in Asia rely on the support of Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Singapore Service Centre, which continues its impressive capability and capacity growth. Since its opening in February 2014, the Singapore Service Centre has provided high-quality OEM expertise during more than 2,000 Bombardier Business Aircraft maintenance support visits. This includes performing the largest maintenance events in the aircraft’s lifecycle such as the 96- and 192-month inspections on Challenger aircraft, as well as 120- and 240-month inspections on Global aircraft. It also consists of the installation of in-flight connectivity, including the fastest worldwide Ka-band high-speed internet for Global aircraft – of which the Singapore Service Centre performed the first-ever installation into service in a timely, value-added fashion for the customer.
The Singapore Service Centre has received 16 certifications from international authorities with more in progress, five authorizations from engine and avionics Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), and also inaugurated its state-of-the-art interior shop. To accommodate increasing demand, the facility has more than quadrupled its engineer and technician workforce since opening. In November 2016, the Singapore Service Centre was recognized by the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) with the prestigious Icons of Aviation, as Best Maintenance Repair Organization in Asia.
With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and unrivaled commitment to customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra-long-range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be.