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Date posted: 27-06-2016
Bombardier Business Aircraft of Montreal, Canada will establish a wholly-owned Service Centre at London’s Biggin Hill Airport. The new unit is planned to be fully operational by the 4th quarter of 2016 and will have a heavy maintenance capability providing scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance, modifications, avionics and AOG support for Bombardier ™ Learjet ™ , Challenger ™ and Global ™ series aircraft.
Bombardier Business Aircraft say that enhancing their customer service and support in the London area has been a top priority and that the planned new facility at Biggin Hill will provide greater flexibility for their customers, coupled with access to their entire worldwide Service Centre Network. The Service Centre will be based at a modern hangar of 3,065 sq metres (33,000 sq ft) associated with a large ramp area.
Will Curtis, Managing Director at Biggin Hill Airport, has warmly welcomed the arrival of Bombardier in London.
“We have always said that the main barrier to investment of this kind at Biggin Hill has been the overly restrictive airport operating hours. Coming so soon after the Council’s decision to approve our extended hours, it is an encouraging endorsement of our strategy to specialise in the business and general aviation sector” he says.
“This new investment in modern maintenance facilities at the airport will, in due course, create highly skilled, well paid new jobs and opportunities for local youngsters. Bombardier’s high density aircraft maintenance operation fits our strategy of delivering a quieter, yet more prosperous airport, because maintenance activity of this kind does not result in numerous additional aircraft movements” Will Curtis says
“I feel sure that our local residents will want to join me in welcoming Bombardier to Biggin Hill Airport and in wishing them every success” he added
London Biggin Hill Airport provides a fast-track gateway to central London and the City, offering award-winning VIP handling, extensive hangarage and maintenance support for all ranges of business aircraft.
London’s new Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has added his own special welcome to Bombardier Business Aircraft within the London area.
“Bombardier’s investment in Biggin Hill is a significant coup for London, not only creating jobs but cementing the city’s reputation as a leading destination for investment from across the world. Foreign investment is a key driver of jobs and growth for the London economy and I look forward to establishing City Hall as a strong voice for business, both at home and overseas” Mayor Khan said.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of both trains and planes. In the fiscal year ending 31st December 2015, the company posted revenues of $18.2 billion. More information on www.bombardier.com
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Issued by Biggin Hill Airport Ltd – www.bigginhillairport.com
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