Bombardier adds business jet repair capability in India
Montreal-based Bombardier is expanding its business jet repair capabilities in India, saying a repair shop in New Delhi operated by current partner Air Works has been named a line maintenance facility for four classes of the company’s business jets. (Michelle Siu/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, October 12, 2012 8:15AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 12, 2012 9:18AM EDT
MONTREAL -- Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) is expanding its business jet repair capabilities in India.
The aerospace division of the Montreal-based plane and train builder says a repair shop in New Delhi operated by current partner Air Works has been named a line maintenance facility for Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Global Express and Global Express XRS business jets.
It will complement Air Works' centre in Mumbai, which has been part of Bombardier's authorized service facility network since 2008.
The newly authorized New Delhi facility, located at Indira Gandhi International Airport, features an 840-square-metre maintenance hangar.
"Our long-standing relationship with Air Works and their commitment to excellence make them a perfect fit for the needs of Bombardier operators in the region," said Bombardier customer services spokesman Eric Martel.
"The two Air Works facilities are an important part of our overall network in India, anchored by our Mumbai regional support office. We continue to place a heavy focus on growing our local roots in key markets and are pleased to collaborate with local partners."
Air Works has provided maintenance services for business aviation for more than 60 years and features maintenance professionals across 14 locations in India.
"Developing a healthy working relationship between any original equipment manufacturer and its chosen service provider is key in the delivery of best practice maintenance," said Air Works spokesman Nick White.
"That is why we have chosen to increase our Bombardier authorized service facility coverage to include Mumbai and now New Delhi -- demonstrating that our working relationship with Bombardier goes from strength to strength."
The announcement brings to 58 the number of authorized service facilities and line maintenance facilities catering to Bombardier's business and commercial aircraft customers worldwide.
They are supported by nine Bombardier-owned service centres in North America and Europe.