Macon Service Centre Celebrates its First Anniversary with FAA Diamond Award

Toronto, June 14, 2011 – The Bombardier Aerospace service centre in Macon, Georgia, has capped an inaugural year of growth and achievement with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award of Excellence, presented earlier this year.

The FAA Diamond Award, the highest honour bestowed on an aviation maintenance employer, recognizes the commitment of the centre and its technicians to ongoing training and education. In its first year of operation alone, the number of employees at the 91,808-square-foot (8,529-sq. m.) facility has doubled.

The Macon Service Centre has rapidly distinguished itself as a trusted provider of repair, overhaul and maintenance services for CRJ Series airliners.

Bombardier’s Macon facility is one of three company-owned commercial aircraft service centres in the United States, with the two others, located in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Tucson, Arizona, also recipients of the FAA Diamond Award.

“The Bombardier Aircraft Service Centre network is committed to offering the highest quality of support to our customers, and this distinguished award confirms our Macon Service Centre as a shining example of a proud tradition of excellence,” said James Hoblyn, President, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “Our growth and achievements in Macon over the past year reflect a growing commitment by Bombardier to deliver world-class maintenance access to customers faster and closer to their base of operations.”