Bombardier opens Biggin Hill service centre


Bombardier has opened its newest service center at London’s Biggin Hill Airport.

The new facility, jointly located in the Signature hangar, was officially opened by HRH Prince Michael of Kent on May 18.

The first aircraft, a Global 6000, arrived for maintenance earlier in the year.

“We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone and launch this new facility with Bombardier Business Aircraft,” said Andrew Walters, chairman, 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.”

As well as the Global family aircraft the facility is authorized to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the Challenger 300 and 600 series, LearJet 70 and 75 series aircraft.

Modifications and avionics installations are also certified for 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.”