Bombardier opened its new service center in Melbourne, Australia, seeking to increase its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. It will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the manufacturer’s aircraft.
The new facility is located at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia. In total, the factory floor area is approximately 50,000 square feet (4,500 square meters). At full capacity, it will provide 65 direct jobs. Éric Martel, President and CEO of Bombardier said that “the addition of this service center to our network is the latest in a series of global infrastructure investments with which we will strengthen our customer service capabilities, in line with our 2025 plan.”
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The Canadian manufacturer opened a service center in Singapore earlier this year. In addition, it plans to complete the expansion of its MRO plant in London soon. Finally, before the end of the year, it should commission its new facilities at the Opa Locka executive airport in Miami. “Over the past year, we’ve added nearly one million square feet of capacity in several key locations,” Martel noted.
Brendan Pihan, CEO of Essendon Fields, concluded by noting that “our partnership with one of the world’s leading business jet manufacturers is a testament to our continued investment. There are more business jets based here than anywhere else in the country. It’s clear: Essendon Fields is firmly established as the home of corporate jets in Australia.”
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Bombardier’s Melbourne center will provide a number of services, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modifications and upgrades, and avionics installation. It will be able to operate on all of the company’s aircraft, including the recently introduced Global 8000.