Bombardier inaugurates Biggin Hill center
Bombardier Business Aircraft has inaugurated its new service center located at London Biggin Hill (BQH), UK.
According to a company statement, the center is well positioned to provide heavy maintenance and support services to Bombardier customers and operators in the region, especially considering the installed base of over 600 Bombardier jets in Europe. “Biggin Hill is a strategic location for business aviation operators,” confirms Bombardier Business Aircraft Customer Experience VP & General Manager Jean-Christophe Gallagher. “We are committed to our long-term relationship with Biggin Hill to develop a world-class aviation hub serving as a catalyst for business aviation growth in the region.”
The 51,541 sq ft facility is certified by the UK’s CAA to provide MRO services on the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75, Challenger 300, Challenger 350, Challenger 600 series, Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. It is fully equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, as well as modifications and avionics installations.
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“We are confident that this collaboration will benefit Bombardier Business Aircraft customers in the UK and in Europe, while growing the employment opportunities in the region,” adds Biggin Hill Chairman Andrew Walters.
“Bombardier is active in 40 countries across the world, including the United Kingdom,” said His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, who attended the inauguration. “As the leading manufacturer of both planes and trains, their presence at Biggin Hill is hugely welcome and will contribute significantly to the advancement of the planned Strategic Outer London Development Centre concept.”