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Bombardier Boosts Amsterdam Service Capabilities

 - May 23, 2013, 6:05 AM
Gary Martin, Bombardier vice president of sales marketing and services programs (left), Chris Davey, Bombardier Business Aircraft customer services director for Europe, Russia, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa (center) and Ian Ludlow, Bombardier Aerospace Netherlands Amsterdam Service Center director (right), celebrate a series of deals to expand the Amsterdam facilities support offerings.

Bombardier’s wholly owned Amsterdam Service Center at Schiphol International Airport will soon add engine services by Dallas Airmotive, interior refurbishment by OHS Aviation and aircraft cleaning and detailing by the Allen Group to its maintenance services for Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets, the Canadian company announced yesterday. Plans call for a series of agreements with the three suppliers to take effect in the second half of this year.    

Bombardier has recruited Dallas Airmotive to provide engine support for the Learjet 30, 40, 50 and 60 series and the Challenger 300. The services will include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, light repairs, major overhauls, hot section inspections and foreign object damage repairs.

Meanwhile, the deal with OHS Aviation Services calls for the Berlin-based supplier to create custom interiors and perform cabin repairs on all Bombardier business jet models. Finally, the Allen Group, which maintains operations in Europe and the U.S., has agreed to provide aircraft cleaning, detailing and paint repair services on all Bombardier business aircraft models.

One of nine Bombardier-owned service centers around the world, the Amsterdam facility has seen its average monthly visit rate gradually increase since it opened in 2010. In response, Bombardier has boosted staffing levels and added capabilities since it opened in 2010. In recent months, Bombardier has continued to expand its customer support network for European customers, opening its ninth regional support office outside North America in four years last July, in Farnborough, UK. Europe now serves as the base for 554 Bombardier business jets.