Bombardier to expand presence at London Biggin Hill
Bombardier announced plans to expand its London Biggin Hill service centre with the construction of a new and larger facility that will measure close to 250,000 square feet (approximately 23,225 square metres). The new facility, which will replace its existing hangars at the UK-based business-aviation airport located just outside of downtown London, is scheduled to be operational by mid-2022.
Bombardier explains the facility will have the capacity to accommodate as many as 14 Global 7500 aircraft at the same time. The expansion will introduce capabilities like interior refurbishment capabilities, component repair and overhaul workshops, training rooms, and a parts depot. Bombardier expects the facility’s workforce to reach more than 250 employees.
“Europe continues to be a strong market for business aviation, and we’re glad to show our commitment to our customers with this important investment in the region,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, VP and GM, customer experience, Bombardier Aviation.
Bombardier’s London Biggin Hill service centre was inaugurated in 2017 to offer what the company describes as tip-to-tail heavy maintenance capabilities on Learjet, Challenger and Global families of aircraft. The site is equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modifications and avionics installations, and paint repair services. In 2019, the service centre added enhanced interior repair and refurbishment activities.
“Bombardier has been a tremendous partner and, with this announcement, demonstrates its strong commitment to the continued growth of our world-class aviation hub,” said Robert Walters, commercial director of London Biggin Hill Airport.