Bombardier Beefs Up Service in Europe, South Africa  

 - June 15, 2011, 6:00 AM

A 30-percent staffing increase is slated for Bombardier Aerospace’s wholly owned service center at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. The company cites “…greater flexibility for scheduling light to heavy maintenance tasks” as the reason. The facility is also adding the Challenger 850 to its capabilities and later this year will expand its expertise in interior refurbishment for all Bombardier business jets. The airframer is also planning to add four field service representatives and two customer support account managers within the next six months. They are slated for assignment in France, Eastern Europe and South Africa, with one position dedicated to supporting operators in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The company has also announced the certification of Arab Wings of Amman, Jordan, as a line maintenance facility (LMF) for the Challenger 604 and 605. Western Australia’s AvWest was appointed an LMF for the Challenger 604/605 and Global Express. Bombardier Aerospace’s mobile response team supporting Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States is also getting a boost, with a 30-percent staffing increase to beef up the company’s AOG support in the region.