Bombardier and Tianjin Airport Economic Area have signed definitive agreements confirming their joint venture and have commenced the construction of a maintenance facility for Bombardier business aircraft in Tianjin, China.
The service facility is scheduled to open in 2017. It will cover 95,766 ft² including hangar, office and back shop areas. Bombardier Business Aircraft customers will be able to receive maintenance, repair, overhaul and associated activities and services at the facility. Under the joint venture agreement, the facility will be operated using similar processes and procedures that govern Bombardier’s wholly owned service center network worldwide.
“China, and specifically Tianjin, is a strategic location for business aircraft,” said Michel Ouellette, vice president of aircraft programs and customer Services at Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“We look forward to collaborating with the leaders of Tianjin to provide our customers with access to a full range of OEM maintenance services at their doorstep.”
“We are glad to have officially broken ground today for our future joint venture facility with Bombardier,” said Huang Xingguo, Mayor of Tianjin.
“We are confident that this collaboration will benefit Bombardier Business Aircraft customers in China, while growing the large aerospace hub in Tianjin, China.”
Bombardier’s customer support network in the country includes a team of field service representatives and customer support account managers, four authorized service facilities, regional support offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and neighbouring Singapore, as well as two established parts depots in Beijing and Hong Kong. In addition, Bombardier continues to explore opportunities to increase its customer support presence in strategic locations. The manufacturer currently has an installed base of more than 120 business aircraft within the Greater China region.
April 30, 2015