Hot section: Bombardier picks Netherlands for European Service Center

 - November 24, 2009, 8:07 AM

Bombardier Aerospace is opening its first wholly owned European aircraft service center at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Michael McQuay, president of Bombardier Aircraft Service Centers, told AIN that the decision to locate in Europe was based on the region’s growing fleet of more than 550 Learjets, Challengers and Globals. It joins six existing facilities in North America and is slated to enter service early next year. The 45,600-sq-ft facility is staffed by about 50 technicians and will be equipped to perform a variety of light to heavy maintenance tasks.

“The new aircraft service center, coupled with our LBAS [Lufthansa Bombardier Aerospace Services] joint venture facility in Germany and Frankfurt super-warehouse, strengthens our services in the region by providing greater access
to Bombardier’s maintenance support and certified Bombardier parts pre-cleared at customs,” McQuay said.