Bombardier Aerospace, ExecuJet Aviation Group and Dubai-based Alpha 55 today officially inaugurated the Middle East's first Bombardier service centre and parts depot located at the Dubai International Airport. The facility offers a full spectrum of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, critical spare parts and warranty services for the region's increasing number of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft customers.
This impressive service centre features 24,000 square feet (2,230 sq m) of hangar space and two maintenance bays capable of accommodating two super-large Global Express XRS ultra long-range business jets and two Challenger aircraft at the same time. It is staffed by more than 50 trained full-time engineers, technicians, crew and support staff and offers 24-hour Aircraft On Ground (AOG) maintenance and parts support.
The adjacent 2,800-square-foot (260-sq-m) service parts depot will house over 860 high-demand parts for Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft and will be open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Inventory will begin arriving next month and the depot is scheduled to be fully operational by early 2006.
"We are continuing our drive to elevate our service and support to world-class levels, and to ensure our customers enjoy unparalleled aircraft availability," stated Dave Orcutt, vice-president, customer support, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "By combining Bombardier's high standards with the proven expertise and capabilities of ExecuJet, we are ensuring our valued customers based in the Middle East, as well as in-transit, can now have access to top quality maintenance and service solutions."
ExecuJet is the exclusive Middle East representative for the sale of Learjet aircraft and has offered Bombardier business jet charters since 1999. "This impressive facility represents another key step in our relationship with Bombardier Aerospace, and we are delighted to offer Middle Eastern customers the superior capabilities and services we routinely provide to Bombardier operators in other parts of the world," stated Niall Olver, chief executive officer, ExecuJet Aviation Group.
An integral part of the new Dubai venture is the service parts depot. Through its expanding parts distribution network, Bombardier continues to ensure operators can obtain competitively priced parts in the right place at the right time. Four international parts depots are now serviced by a world-class inventory management system operating in two super warehouses in Chicago, United States and Frankfurt, Germany. A fifth depot located in Sao Paulo, Brazil will open in early 2006.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, with operations in four regions: Europe, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East. The company's comprehensive range of services focuses on aircraft sales and aftermarket aviation services including maintenance, aircraft management and charter, and a complete range of flight and ground operations services. ExecuJet holds aircraft sales franchises for the range of Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets in more than 30 countries. News and information available at www.execujet.net/
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
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