Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH (LBAS) has today opened an additional hangar at its home base in Berlin-Schoenefeld. With this step the leading specialist in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Bombardier business jets is creating the basis for successful further development of the company. At the same time that hangar capacity is being increased, the size of the workforce is also growing. Thus twelve new jobs have been created since the start of the year, ten of them mechanics. This brings the number of staff currently employed at LBAS up to 183.
Following the renovation and comprehensive modernization of a hangar taken over from Lufthansa Technik, the additional capacity now available means that the MRO provider can handle one aircraft in the Bombardier Global series and four aircraft up to the size of a Challenger 850. The hangar has been expanded to include a battery shop and a wheel reconditioning workshop along with offices and recreation rooms.
Commenting on the facility upgrade, Christoph Meyerrose, Managing Director of LBAS, said: "LBAS has done extremely well over the last few years, something that our customers and staff can rightly be proud of. With the expansion of our hangar capacity we are now setting the next milestone. The extra space will enable us to serve our customers even better and continue our positive development in the future."
Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH
LBAS, based at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport in Germany, was formed in
1997 as a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Technik Group and of the Bombardier Aerospace Group. LBAS specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Bombardier Global, Challenger and Learjet business jets. The joint venture also includes the global business aircraft operator and service provider ExecuJet Aviation Group, headquartered in Switzerland, which joined LBAS in 2005.
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