LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -Bombardier Business Aircraft has the honor of celebrating the inauguration of its service center at London’s Biggin Hill Airport in the United Kingdom. With a fleet of more than 600 Bombardier business aircraft in Europe, Biggin Hill’s new service center is well positioned to provide world-class overhaul and support services to Bombardier customers and operators in the region. The inauguration was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, sponsor of the British Association of Business Aviation and General Aviation (BBGA), as well as other distinguished guests.
The new 4,790 m� (51,541 sq. Ft.) Facility was approved by the United Kingdom civil aviation authorities in March 2017 for the maintenance of Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 , Challenger 300 , Challenger 350 and Series of Challenger 600 aircraft , as well as the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft . It is equipped with all the necessary equipment for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, as well as modifications and avionics for Bombardier’s Learjet , Challenger and Global aircraft.
“Biggin Hill is a strategic location for business aviation operators and we are committed to our long-term relationship with London-Biggin Hill Airport to develop a world-class aerospace hub as a catalyst for Growth of business aviation in the region, “said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, vice president and general manager of Bombardier’s Business Experience business experience. “In addition, we are extremely proud to inaugurate our new facility as Biggin Hill Airport celebrates its centenary, making this an even more memorable event for Bombardier. “
Located at one of the highest elevations within the London M25 ring road, Biggin Hill Airport is so well positioned that it was chosen as a strategic base for the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War. Today, the proximity of Biggin Hill Airport to London, a major business aviation destination in Europe, has transformed the small airfield into a central hub for charter operations in the industry.
“We are delighted to be celebrating this milestone and to inaugurate these new facilities with Bombardier Business Aircraft,” said Andrew Walters, Chairman of London-Biggin Hill Airport. “We are confident that this collaboration will benefit Bombardier Business Aircraft customers in the UK and Europe while increasing employment opportunities in the sector. “
“Bombardier is active in 40 countries around the world, including the UK,” said His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. “As a world leader in aircraft and train manufacturing, its presence in Biggin Hill is extremely welcomed and will make a significant contribution to the advancement of the planned concept of the Strategic Development Center in London and its surrounding areas. “
With a fleet that continues to grow, Bombardier Business Aircraft also continues to expand its network of Service Centers with additional trucks from the US Customer Response team, new on-line maintenance stations and New facilities in Tianjin, China and now in London-Biggin Hill. The network is equipped to support the Learjet, Challenger and Global business aircraft and is connected to the Bombardier Business Aircraft Customer Response Center, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and World-class customer support team.
About the ‘ Biggin Hill Airport
London-Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB / BQH) is located 19.3 km (12 mi) from central London and 14.5 km (9 mi) from the financial district. It offers first-class treatment of brand personalities, plenty of hangar space as well as support and maintenance services for all business aircraft ranges.
The UK’s designated port of entry, with no requirement for a runway niche, offers an exclusive six-minute helicopter shuttle service to London’s NetJets heliport, offering its landing place Closer to the center compared to any other London airport.
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Source: Bombardier Aerospace