Bombardier quadruples size of Singapore Service Centre
Bombardier has expanded its Singapore Service Centre, becoming the largest OEM business aviation facility in Asia Pacific. Located at Seletar Aerospace Park, the centre which opened in 2014 has more than quadrupled in size from 70,000sq ft (6,500sq m) to about 290,000sq ft (27,000sq m).
The expansion includes a full-service interior finishing capacity, a paint facility, ground handling services and a lounge. The expansion also adds new heavy structural and composite repair and maintenance capabilities and an integrated 24/7 parts depot equipped with more than $15m in parts. More than 2,000 business jets are expected to visit the new facility annually.
Jean-Christophe Gallagher, executive vice president, services and support and corporate strategy, Bombardier said: “With this major expansion, the Singapore Service Centre will provide infinite benefits, including quicker aircraft turnarounds, greater convenience and peace of mind to Bombardier’s growing customer base in Asia.” He added: “Customers can also enjoy access to the complete range of OEM customer service and support at their doorstep.”
Bombardier said the expansion is “redefining its position as a leader in aftermarket services in Asia Pacific, a pivotal part of its growing global network”.
The building achieved Singapore’s Green Mark Gold and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Silver LEED Green Building certifications. Bombardier also installed solar panels on the facility’s roof as well as its carpark structures to reduce the site’s annual electricity demand by 15%.
Last week, Nilesh Pattanayak, regional vice president of Sales Asia, Bombardier, told our CJI Asia 2022 conference that he believes Asia’s business jet fleet could be doubled within the next five years. Speaking at the CJI Town Hall online meeting during the conference in Singapore, Pattanayak said Asia could rival Europe’s fleet numbers in “optimistically five or six years” if concept buyers are assured that Asia’s policies and infrastructure issues will be improved.