Bombardier is expanding its London Biggin Hill service centre by replacing its existing hangars with a new facility that will be nearly 250,000ft² (23,225m²). The new facility is due to begin operations in mid-2022.
Bombardier says the facility will provide the space and flexibility to offer a full range of maintenance and refurbishment services, with the capacity to accommodate 14 Global 7500 aircraft simultaneously. The expansion will add component painting and interior refurbishment capabilities, component repair and overhaul workshops and training rooms. The site is also designed to ensure a quick response to customers’ repair needs, with the integration of a new parts depot. Over the next several years, this expansion will bring the facility’s workforce to more than 250 employees and beyond.
“With the expansion of the London Biggin Hill service centre, Bombardier is taking another step in showing its unwavering commitment to providing customers with industry-leading services on a global scale, and the OEM expertise they rightfully deserve,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, vice president and general manager, customer experience, Bombardier Aviation. “Europe continues to be a strong market for business aviation, and we’re glad to show our commitment to our customers with this important investment in the region.”
Bombardier’s London Biggin Hill service centre was inaugurated in 2017 and offers tip-to-tail heavy maintenance capabilities on Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. The site is equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modifications and avionics installations, and as well as paint repair services. In 2019, the service centre added enhanced interior repair and refurbishment activities.
“The expansion of Bombardier’s service centre and the enhancement of its service and maintenance capabilities is a testament to the dynamism and attractiveness of the Biggin Hill Airport,” said Robert Walters, commercial director at the airport. “Bombardier has been a tremendous partner and, with this announcement, demonstrates its strong commitment to the continued growth of our world-class aviation hub.”