Bombardier Aerospace Inaugurates its First Wholly-Owned European Service Centre

Bombardier Aerospace today held an inauguration event to officially open its new service centre at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The facility, which has been operational since February 22, 2010, features 4,240 sq. meters (45,639 sq. feet) of hangar space, includes a staff of approximately 50 employees and is equipped to perform a variety of light to heavy maintenance tasks.

“As the international business jet market continues to expand, so must our international services footprint,” said Michael McQuay, President, Bombardier Aircraft Service Centres. “This is Bombardier’s first wholly-owned service centre outside of North America. It will become a cornerstone of our comprehensive customer services offerings in the region, which include aircraft training, the PartsExpress delivery service and our mobile response teams providing rapid on-site support.”

This first international addition to the Bombardier-owned aircraft service centre network complements the company’s eight facilities in North America. The European service centre will enable the company to better support the growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft based in Europe.

Bombardier Aircraft Service Centre Network   
Bombardier’s nine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Service Centres have extensive capabilities to accommodate aircraft maintenance, refurbishment and modification for business and commercial aircraft. Bombardier-trained technicians deliver a complete range of after-sale services, from scheduled maintenance, inspections and refurbishment to fly-in repairs, mobile repair parties and Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) support. Bombardier’s Service Centres are also complemented by an extensive network of 46 Authorized Service Facilities (ASF) and Line Maintenance Facilities (LMF) located in 21 countries and six continents around the world. This combined coverage gives Bombardier operators access to one of the most comprehensive service and maintenance networks in the industry.

About Bombardier   
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at

Notes to Editors

  • Photo: Ribbon-cutting ceremony - From left to right: Jacques Comtois, General Manager, Schipohl Service Centre, James Hoblyn, President, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft and Mike McQuay, President, Bombardier Aircraft Service Centres.
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