The Bombardier line maintenance station (LMS) at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France, has been expanded to increase maintenance and repair service capacity for European customers.
Bombardier recently boosted its workforce at the Le Bourget LMS, established in 2018, and has added more than 30,000ft² (3,000m²) of hangar space, capable of accommodating up to three Global 7500 aircraft, or as many as six Learjet or Challenger aircraft, at a time. The expansion has increased the slots available for light scheduled maintenance as well as unscheduled and AOG maintenance and parking services currently provided by the LMS. The additional space and technicians are poised to enhance the reach and response time of Bombardier’s locally stationed Mobile Response Team (MRT). Near-term plans also include the addition of wheel and battery shop maintenance services.
“As we actively grow our worldwide service footprint, we are creating more and more opportunities for our business jet customers to leverage Bombardier’s high-level OEM capabilities in the form of expertise, infrastructure and connected aircraft technology to deliver the most complete response to their maintenance needs,” said Anthony Cox, vice president, customer support, Bombardier. “Our supplemental light and line maintenance capabilities and parking solution at this strategic location complement our existing heavy maintenance offerings in Berlin and London, and ensure customers of our already-popular Le Bourget LMS can benefit right now from access to a broader range of top-tier options in the region.”
The Le Bourget facility is certified for the Learjet 60 and Learjet 75 aircraft, as well as Challenger and Global series business jets, including Bombardier’s flagship Global 7500 and the new Challenger 3500.
Learjet, Challenger and Global customers in the region can make use of Bombardier’s seven European LMSs and numerous authorised service facilities (ASFs), as well as the tip-to-tail heavy maintenance services provided by Bombardier service centres at Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Germany, and at London Biggin Hill Airport in the UK. Other line maintenance stations in the region are located in London Luton, UK; Linz, Austria; Nice and Cannes, France; and Milan and Olbia, Italy.