Bombardier quadruples Florida hangar space with new Miami facility
Bombardier has inaugurated its new 300,000sqft service centre at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF) quadrupling the OEM’s hangar space in the sunshine state.
Located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, the new facility at full capacity plans to add close to 300 aerospace jobs, including more than 225 highly skilled technicians.
Éric Martel, president and CEO, Bombardier said: “The US is an important market for Bombardier with close to 3,000 aircraft in our fleet, and this highly-efficient facility provides a key focal point for customers based in the area, and those who will visit from as far as Latin America.”
“Bombardier began this year by naming Wichita as our new headquarters in the US, and I am delighted to highlight this inauguration that significantly grows our footprint and employment base in Florida. The city of Miami is a vibrant, international hub of business and commerce and we can’t wait to welcome our customers to our new facility and see our employees continue to thrive and grow,” added Martel.
Bombardier is also currently hiring additional maintenance technicians both in Florida and across its service network to support recent expansions. Technicians will receive Bombardier’s Type Training Course for Mechanical and Avionics certification.
Ralph Cutié, Miami-Dade Aviation Department director and CEO, said: “Congratulations to Bombardier on the successful completion of its newest service centre, which has brought hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in private investment to Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and Miami-Dade County.”
Jean-Christophe Gallagher, executive vice president, Services and Support, and Corporate Strategy, Bombardier, added: “Our new facility provides significant benefits, including quick aircraft turnarounds, greater convenience and OEM peace of mind to Bombardier’s growing customer base in the U.S and around the world.”
With its recent service centre expansion projects, Bombardier has added close to one million sqft of capacity to its aftermarket network.