Bombardier has established a line maintenance station that includes AOG capabilities at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South for Challenger and Global owners and operators. The move is part of Bombardier’s investment in the aftermarket business in the Middle East, where it sees “considerable potential” and “significant future growth opportunities.”
The station has two mobile response team trucks and nine technicians, with plans to add up to three more technicians by the first quarter of 2022. Additionally, Bombardier has secured a 3,000-sq-ft facility that includes office space, stores, a tool room, and a general workshop.
Thus far, EASA and aviation authorities in the Cayman Islands, Aruba, Guernsey, San Marino, United Arab Emirates, Bermuda, and the Isle of Man have awarded repair station certificates to the Dubai facility. Bombardier anticipates additional certifications soon from the FAA and the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia.