Bombardier today announced Ocean Taxi Aéreo Ltda. (Ocean Air), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for all Bombardier business jets. A certified ASF for Learjet aircraft since 2005, Ocean Air has now expanded its maintenance and service capabilities to include all Challenger and Global aircraft models, thereby improving service access for Latin American operators. Ocean Air services for Challenger and Global aircraft will be fully operational by November 2007.
“Ocean Air is a key player in Bombardier’s ongoing mission to provide our international operators with top quality service and support,” said James Hoblyn, senior vice-president, customer experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With 320 Bombardier business jet operators in Latin America* this facility will provide invaluable support to our growing customer base in this region.”
Operators will enjoy convenient access to round-the-clock Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) assistance, maintenance and services at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas International airport.
“We at Ocean Air have enjoyed a strong relationship with Bombardier for several years and are proud to be associated with such an outstanding family of innovative aircraft” said
José Efromovich, President, Ocean Taxi Aéreo. “We share Bombardier’s commitment to first-class customer support, and our expert staff look forward to offering the high level of service we’ve provided Learjet operators in past years, to all Bombardier business jet owners in our region.”
The Bombardier Service network for business aircraft is comprised of 39 facilities providing the highest quality of aircraft maintenance support for its operators around the globe. It includes five Original Equipment Manufacturer Service Centers, and 34 Authorized Service Facilities and Line Maintenance Facilities worldwide.
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* Information provided as at March 2007. Brazil’s fleet includes nearly 80 business jets, as at July 31, 2007.
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