Bombardier expands business aircraft support network in Nigeria
Jan. 28, 2013, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace today increased its aftermarket service network for business aircraft customers with the addition of a Line Maintenance Facility (LMF) in Nigeria.
January 28, 2013 By Carey Fredericks
ExecuJet Nigeria in Lagos has been named an LMF for Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Global 5000, Global 6000, Global Express and Global Express XRS business jets.
The facility will complement ExecuJet’s centre in Lanseria, South Africa, which has been part of Bombardier’s Authorized Service Facility (ASF) network since 2002.
“ExecuJet has greatly collaborated with Bombardier throughout the years. Their commitment to excellence coupled with their knowledge of our products make them an excellent choice for our Bombardier operators in the region,” said Éric Martel, President, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “The ExecuJet authorized facilities around the world are an important part of our overall network and we look forward to many years of continuing collaboration.”
The Nigeria facility, located at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, features a 4,700 sq. meter (approximately 50,590 sq. ft.) maintenance hangar and 25,500 sq. meter (approximately 274,479 sq. feet) apron. ExecuJet has been providing maintenance services for business aviation in Lagos for the last year and for over 10 years at its Lanseria International Airport location in Johannesburg.
"We are honored to have been appointed as a Maintenance Facility by Bombardier in Lagos, Nigeria and this complements the services offered by our Bombardier ASF facility in Lanseria. Having obtained AMO certification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authorities and South African Line Station authorization for the world-class maintenance and FBO facility in Murtala Muhammed International Airport, it is ExecuJet Nigeria’s intention to become full EASA certified this year and is aiming to achieve this status by end of the second quarter," said Ettore Poggi, Managing Director, ExecuJet Africa.
The announcement brings the number of Bombardier ASFs and LMFs, catering to Bombardier’s business and commercial aircraft customers worldwide, to more than 60 facilities. These are supported by nine Bombardier-owned service centres in North America and Europe. In the past two years alone, Bombardier has granted more than a dozen new ASF and LMF designations in locations worldwide, expanded capacity and scope at its first wholly owned service centre outside of North America, at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, and announced a new wholly owned facility for business aircraft to be opened in Singapore in 2013.