Bombardier Opens Tucson Maintenance Base
Bombardier Aerospace expanded its U.S. heavy maintenance presence last month with the official opening of a 131,000-square foot facility in Tucson, Ariz. Bombardier Regional Aircraft Services joins fellow subsidiary West Virginia Air Center as the centerpiece ofthe company’s efforts to exploit the increasing overhaul needs of a maturing nationwide fleet.
Aimed primarily at U.S.-based regional airline operators, the building can house as many as 10 regional aircraft at one time. The new division accepted its first airplane–a Mesa Air Group CRJ900– upon opening for business on March 31.
Located at the Tucson International Airport, on the site of the Bombardier business aircraft completion center, the new operation performs heavy maintenance and modifications, structural repairs, component repair and overhaul, avionics, fabrication, welding, non-destructive testing and machine shop services.