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Fri, 1 July 2022

Bombardier Quadruples Size of Singapore Service Centre

(01 July 2022, 12:22 +07)  Bombardier has celebrated the grand opening of its newly transformed Singapore Service Centre, the largest OEM business aviation maintenance facility in Asia Pacific.

The newly expanded facility features substantially enhanced service capabilities for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft operators.

Located at the growing Seletar Aerospace Park, the Singapore Service Centre, which opened in 2014, has more than quadrupled its current footprint from 70,000 sq. ft. (6,500 sqm) to approximately 290,000 sq. ft. (27,000 sqm).

Bombardier has quadrupled the size of its Singapore Service Centre. Click to enlarge.
Bombardier has quadrupled the size of its Singapore Service Centre

The massive expansion introduces new customer facilities for business jet operators, including a full-service, environmentally-controlled paint facility, advanced interior finishing capabilities, with key support functions, such as engineering, sales and customer support and an expanded portfolio of component, repair and overhaul (CR&O) services.

The expansion has added new heavy structural and composite repair capabilities as well as an integrated parts depot that will serve the site and the region, adding more than US$15 million in additional parts inventory.

There is also now an option for Global aircraft customers to lease BR710 engines from Rolls Royce stored on site, significantly reducing downtime and costs.

The expanded Singapore Service Centre is expected to support more than 2,000 business jet visits annually.

With this major expansion, the Singapore Service Centre will provide infinite benefits, including quicker aircraft turnarounds, greater convenience and peace of mind to Bombardiers growing customer base in Asia, said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Services and Support, and Corporate Strategy, Bombardier. Customers can also enjoy access to the complete range of OEM customer service and support at their doorstep. This is truly a special day for Bombardier and our growing aftermarket network.

As part of its commitment to an environmentally respectful approach to design and project development, Bombardier installed solar panels on the facilitys roofs as well as its carpark structures to reduce energy consumption, which translates to 15% of the sites annual electricity demand.

Other important green initiatives include the use of building management systems, insulation, LED lighting, low flow plumbing fixtures and automated water reticulation for improved water conservation and enhanced energy efficiency.

The building design also achieved Singapores Green Mark Gold and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Silver LEED Green Building certifications.

While the reduction in energy, water and material resource usage reduces environmental impact, it also enhances indoor environmental quality for better health and well-being of  customers and employees while delivering highly efficient, responsible operations.

Bombardier has also received its first batch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from its partner, Shell Aviation, offering business aviation operators an environmentally-friendly fuel option at Seletar Airport building on Bombardiers commitment reduce the environmental footprint of business aviation worldwide.

The expansion also highlights the addition of Jetexs FBO and ground handling system at the facility, providing operators and passengers with seamless service from arrival to departure.

The Singapore Service Centre currently employs more than 200 staff, including more than 160 licensed engineers and technicians and is in process of adding more than 50 additional staff.

The company also recently introduced a new apprenticeship program in Singapore to ensure a strong grassroots aerospace pipeline is firmly in place.

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