Bombardier breaks ground on new Tianjin maintenance facilities
Bombardier has broken ground on a new maintenance facility in Tianjin China.
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The joint venture with Tianjin Airport Economic Area (TAEA) will see the companies open a 8,897 sq. meter (97,766 sq ft) hangar, that will also include a back shop area and offices.
Bombardier say that the new Tianjin facilities will be operated using similar processes and procedures that have been implemented at the company’s wholly own worldwide service network.
The new facilities are due to become fully operational in the first half of 2017.
“We are glad to have officially broken ground today for our future joint venture facility with Bombardier,”
said Mayor of Tianjin, Huang Xingguo “We are confident that this collaboration will benefit Bombardier Business Aircraft customers in China, while growing the large aerospace hub in Tianjin, China.”
Tianjin, in northern China, is the fourth largest city in China, and one of the busiest sea ports in the world.
Designated a free trade zone by the Chinese government in 2014, Tianjin is also home to Airbus in China, who assemble single-aisle aircraft in the city.
“China, and specifically Tianjin, is a strategic location for Business Aircraft,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft vice president, aircraft programs and customer services, Michel Ouellette “We look forward to collaborating with the leaders of Tianjin to provide our customers with access to a full range of OEM maintenance services at their doorstep.”