Indianapolis, April 27, 2010 – Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Comlux Aviation Services of Indianapolis, Indiana has been appointed as an authorized service facility (ASF) for its business aircraft. Bombardier now has 41 facilities, consisting of ASFs and line maintenance facilities (LMF), in 21 countries catering to its business aircraft customers, with additional backing provided by seven Bombardier-owned Service Centers, including its recently opened European Service Centre in Amsterdam.
A designated Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) LMF for Bombardier Business Aircraft since May 2009, Comlux is now an ASF for Bombardier Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Challenger 850 jets. The facility will retain its status as an AOG LMF for Challenger 300 and Global aircraft. "We are proud to be part of the Bombardier Authorized Service Facility network. This approval is another step in the development of Comlux Aviation Services and allows us to guarantee the highest level of quality and reliable maintenance services to our customers.
Under the leadership of Mark Nelson, Vice President, Operations, the daily ASF activity at Comlux will be a great success," said David Edinger, CEO of Comlux Aviation Services. Comlux Aviation Services, a subsidiary of the Swiss-based Comlux The Aviation Group, is a full-service operation with over 30 years of experience in business jet maintenance. The facility, located at the Indianapolis International Airport, features 47,000 sq ft (4,366 sq m) of hangar space and 134 employees, including 44 aircraft maintenance personnel and fully-staffed engineering, avionics installation, interior refurbishment and sheet metal teams. With a planned expansion forecasted for completion by the second quarter of 2011, Comlux will have capacity to work on up to 12 aircraft simultaneously.
“This move is part of Bombardier’s ongoing drive to provide its customers with the highest level of service and support worldwide,” said James Hoblyn, President, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “Our decision to appoint Comlux as an ASF reflects our confidence in the quality and reliability of the services they provide – a confidence that can be shared by our customers across North America.”
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