Bombardier today took the veil off of its expanded service center at London Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB), revealing a nearly 225,000-sq-ft (23,225-sq-m) facility that’s more than doubled its footprint at one of the busiest business airports in the UK and Europe.
The Canadian airframer’s facility was established at EGKB in 2017 and the expansion brings additional hangar space and capabilities to the location including heavy maintenance and modification capacity; wheel, battery, and component paint shops; and on-site interiors. The hangar features 22 service bays, up from eight, providing space for up to 14 Global 7500s at one time. Also, the expansion features the addition of solar panels and electrical charging stations to reduce the facility's impact on the environment. Employment at the center is expected to increase to more than 250 people.
“With the expansion of the London Biggin Hill Service Centre, we are taking another step in showcasing our unwavering commitment to our European customers with industry-leading services on a global scale—OEM expertise that customers demand and expect,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Bombardier executive v-p of services, support, and corporate strategy. “The European market is a very important one for Bombardier and this expansion perfectly underscores our ongoing commitment to the region, allowing us to be closer to our customers and offering them even more world-class services and support.”