Jet Aviation And Aero-Dienst Expand Bombardier Business Jet Service Portfolios

All Challenger ASF international locations now certified for Challenger 300 jets

Bombardier today announced Jet Aviation, in Basel, Switzerland as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for all Bombardier business aircraft, and Aero-Dienst in Nuremberg, Germany as an ASF for Bombardier Learjet and Challenger business jets, further strengthening its service and support network across Europe.

“Our customer services organization continues to increase its focus on our international customers. With a growing fleet of over 330 Bombardier business jets across Europe, we are focused on providing these operators with an industry-leading level of support,”
said James Hoblyn, senior vice-president, customer experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “By partnering with such established and experienced companies as Aero-Dienst and Jet Aviation, we are ensuring our customers have access to the most convenient and highest levels of service possible.”

Bombardier business jet operators will benefit from 40 years of experience at Jet Aviation in Basel. Already authorized for Learjet and Challenger aircraft, Jet Aviation Basel now welcomes the Global business jet family into its service portfolio. The facility boasts a total hangar area of 23,000 sq.m (247,300 sq. ft), divided amongst eight large maintenance hangers specifically designed to accommodate widebody business jets, like the Global Express XRS, as well as 15,150 sq.m (163,075 sq. ft) of workshops, storage areas and offices. This is the third Jet Aviation facility to be added to Bombardier’s service network including Jet Aviation Geneva, and Jet Aviation Asia-Pacific in Singapore.

“At Jet Aviation Basel, excellence in aircraft maintenance is of paramount importance,” said Norbert Marx, senior vice-president and general manager, Jet Aviation, Basel. “Our 1,300 experienced employees provide a complete range of maintenance services to business aircraft operators across Europe and the Middle East. Our mission is to offer the best service possible to our customers, and by extension, we will provide unmatched service to our Bombardier business jet operators.”

Learjet and Challenger business jet operators now have ready access to round-the-clock AOG assistance, as well as scheduled and unscheduled warranty repair at the Aero-Dienst facility at Nuremberg Airport. With 4,000 sq. m (43,000 sq. ft) of hangar space, and 75 experienced technicians, Aero-Dienst has been offering exceptional service to general aviation operators in Europe for close to 50 years.

“Aero-Dienst has been providing service and maintenance to Learjet aircraft operators since the late 1970s, and we are proud to now offer the same superior quality of service and maintenance to Challenger jet operators,” noted Martin Bauer, managing director, Aero-Dienst. “With first-class service and absolute customer orientation, we help make the business jet an irreplaceable tool for companies operating internationally.”

More service options for growing Challenger 300 fleet
In addition to the ongoing strategic expansion of its service footprint, Bombardier continues to build upon the level of service offered throughout the global network. Recently Bombardier completed service certification of all Challenger ASFs outside the United States for the popular super midsize Challenger 300 aircraft, of which there were 116 in-service worldwide as at January 31, 2007.

The Bombardier Service network is comprised of 42 facilities providing the highest quality of aircraft maintenance support for its operators around the globe. It includes six Original Equipment Manufacturer Service Centers, and 36 Authorized Service Facilities and Line Maintenance Facilities worldwide.

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Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft
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