Bombardier Expands Maintenance

Bombardier Expands Maintenance Capacity for Commercial Aircraft at its Largest Service Centre in Tucson, Arizona

Three new lines of maintenance for Q400 and Q400 NextGen turboprops are now open to support long-term agreements with North American carriers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – May 7, 2013) – Bombardier announced today that it has opened three new lines of maintenance at its Tucson, Arizona aircraft service centre to boost heavy maintenance capacity for Q400 and Q400 NextGen turboprops. The new lines are housed in an existing hangar space on Tucson’s 1,146,901 ft2 service centre, complementing existing maintenance capabilities for Q-Series aircraft at Bombardier’s facilities in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Macon, Georgia.

Within the past year, Bombardier has secured several long-term heavy maintenance contracts with North American carriers seeking to maximize their operational efficiency. Bombardier’s line and heavy maintenance offering for commercial aircraft is designed to maximize quality and return-to-service speed within a competitive, predictable cost structure. The facilities are backed by Bombardier’s 24/7 technical help desks, in-service engineering teams and support staff deployed around the world.

“Our factory trained teams are solely dedicated to Bombardier aircraft and leverage their FAA Diamond-award winning expertise, and robust processes to bring significant quality and value to customers who choose our centres,” said Stan Younger, Vice President, Aircraft Service Centres, Bombardier Aerospace. “Our capacity in Tucson has continued to expand on both the business and commercial aircraft fronts as we continue to grow deeper roots in the community.”

Bombardier operates eight service centres in the United States – each of which received the FAA’s 2012 AMT Diamond Award of Excellence. Three of the award-winning facilities – located in Bridgeport, West Virginia, Macon, Georgia and Tucson, Arizona – primarily provide 24/7 maintenance services for Bombardier commercial aircraft. Bombardier also operates a centre in Amsterdam and will open a 10th facility in Singapore in the second half of 2013.