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Bombardier opens Biggin Hill Airport service centre

Posted 19 May 2017 · Add Comment

Bombardier Business Aircraft has opened its new service centre located at London Biggin Hill Airport, with the inauguration held in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, patron of the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA).



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His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent and Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice-President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft, unveil the plaque to celebrate the inauguration of the London-Biggin Hill Service Centre.
 

With an installed base of more than 600 Bombardier business jets in Europe, the new service centre in Biggin Hill is positioned to provide world-class heavy maintenance and support services to Bombardier customers and operators in the region.

The new 4,790 sq metre (51,541 sq feet) facility received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of the United Kingdom for maintenance of Learjet 70 and Learjet 75, Challenger 300, Challenger 350, Challenger 600 series, Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft in March 2017. It is fully equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, as well as modifications and avionics installations for Bombardier 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 aviation hub serving as a catalyst for business aviation growth in the region,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We also are extremely proud to inaugurate our new facility during Biggin Hill Airport’s 100-year anniversary celebration, making this an even more memorable milestone for Bombardier.”

Located at one of the highest altitudes within London’s M25 ring road, the airport on Biggin Hill is so well positioned that it was chosen as the strategic base for the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. Today, Biggin Hill Airport’s proximity to London, a main business aviation destination for Europe, has transformed the airfield into a central hub for charter operations in the industry.

“We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone and launch this new facility 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 in Europe, while growing the employment opportunities in the region.”

“Bombardier is active in 40 countries across the world, including the United Kingdom,” said His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. “As the leading manufacturer of both planes and trains, their presence at Biggin Hill is hugely welcome and will contribute significantly to the advancement of the planned Strategic Outer London Development Centre concept.”

As the Bombardier Business Aircraft fleet continues to grow, so does its award-winning service centre network with additional Customer Response Team trucks in the US, additional line stations in Europe and new service centre facilities in Tianjin, China and now in Biggin Hill, London. The network is equipped to support Learjet, Challenger and Global business aircraft and is connected to Bombardier Business Aircraft’s 24/7 Customer Response Centre and world-class Customer Support Team.

London Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB/BQH) is located just 12 miles from central London and nine miles from the financial district. It offers award-winning VIP handling, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.

With a designated UK Port of Entry, no runway slots and an exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the NetJets London Heliport, Biggin Hill offers the fastest touchdown to central London of any London airport.

 

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