Bombardier to establish wholly-owned service centre in Berlin
Bombardier today announced plans to establish a wholly-owned service centre in Berlin, Germany. The Montreal company reached share purchase agreements for all issued and outstanding shares of Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) for which it currently does not hold. These agreements with Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG are expected to be approved by the end of the year.
“Bombardier has had a strong presence in Germany for many years and we are proud that these significant transactions will continue to grow our presence in Europe as we work towards establishing a wholly-owned Bombardier service centre in Berlin,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Aviation.
Located at Berlin-Schönefeld airport, the service centre has been providing MRO services to Bombardier business aircraft customers since 1997. The more than 15,000-square-metre (160,000 square-foot) facility employs 240 people focused on supporting Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets based in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.
Bombardier notes its move to establish a wholly-owned facility in Berlin is a continuation of recent enhancements to its global service network. This effort includes the construction of a service centre at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport; the ongoing expansion of the Biggin Hill service centre in London; the expansion of its Singapore Service Centre at the Seletar Aerospace Park; and new Line Maintenance Stations (LMS) at strategic locations in the U.S. and Europe.