Bombardier Business Aircraft will open a wholly-owned service center at London Biggin Hill Airport that will be operational by the end of 2016 and will provide scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance, modifications, avionics and AOG support for Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global series aircraft.
The new facility at Biggin Hill will provide greater flexibility for Bombardier’s customers, coupled with access to its entire worldwide Service Centre Network. The service center will be based in a modern 33,000ft² hangar with a large ramp area.
Robert Walters, business development director at Biggin Hill, commented, “Bombardier’s decision to locate at Biggin Hill Airport reflects well on the long-term initiatives promoted by the airport, the London Borough of Bromley and the Greater London Authority to establish a clear vision for the future of the airport as a dedicated business aviation facility. Supporting this will be the ability to recruit staff at all levels from within the London area.”
London’s new Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed Bombardier Business Aircraft to the London area: “Bombardier’s investment in Biggin Hill is a significant coup for London, not only creating jobs but cementing the city’s reputation as a leading destination for investment from across the world. Foreign investment is a key driver of jobs and growth for the London economy and I look forward to establishing City Hall as a strong voice for business, both at home and overseas,” he said.