Bombardier has formally opened its new business aircraft service center at Singapore Seletar Airport. The new 92,000-sq-ft facility is the first factory-owned service center for Bombardier business aircraft operators in the Asia-Pacific region. The new facility has 41 employees, including 25 technicians. Bombardier recruited local staff before the center was built and sent them to its service center in Hartford, Conn., for training.
The service center already holds maintenance approvals for business aircraft registered in Singapore, Europe, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia and the Isle of Man. Now that the U.S. Congress has lifted restrictions on FAA approval of foreign repair stations, Bombardier will be applying for Part 145 certification for the Singapore facility.
Bombardier also has authorized service centers in the Indian cities of Mumbai and New Delhi (run by Airworks) and in Australia (run by ExecuJet Aviation). The manufacturer has parts depots in Singapore as well as in Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney.