BEIJING, CHINA -- Bombardier Aerospace today stepped up its commitment to build an industry-leading aftermarket service network for its business aircraft operators in China with the announcement of a new service agreement with Beijing Airlines, one of mainland China's premier business aviation operators. Beijing Airlines will have the capabilities to provide technical support for all Bombardier business aircraft models based in and landing at the Beijing Capital International Airport.
"Bombardier has long-standing and valued relationships in China, and we are steadily increasing our customer support in strategic locations across the country," said Eric Martel, President, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. "This new agreement with Beijing Airlines means the growing number of Bombardier business aircraft operators in Beijing can count on high quality, efficient maintenance services at their doorstep."
This agreement with Beijing Airlines reinforces Bombardier's expanding presence in China, which includes Bombardier's Mobile Response Team that will continue to support AOG service in the region. Business aircraft operators in the country also have access to Bombardier-authorized service facilities at four other locations: Metrojet Limited (HKG) in Hong Kong; Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aircraft Service in Shanghai; Execujet Haite Aviation Services China Co. Ltd. (TSN) in Tianjin; and Staeco (TNA) in Jinan. In the past two years alone, Bombardier has opened Regional Support Offices (RSOs) in Shanghai, Hong Kong and established parts depots in both Beijing and Hong Kong.
Beijing Airlines (originally established in 2003 as China Business Jet) is strategically located at the Beijing Capital International Airport. The company employs an experienced maintenance staff of 70, which includes technicians who have been previously trained by Bombardier. This expertise is backed by the considerable maintenance, overhaul and repair resources of Air China, China's flagship carrier and one of Beijing Airline's principal investors.
Bombardier's latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts a total delivery of 2,420 business jet deliveries destined for China over the next 20 years. The fast-growing fleet of Bombardier's Learjet, Challenger and Global jets occupies a one-third share of the business jet market in Greater China. To date, Bombardier business aircraft based in Greater China region has reached 99 jets.
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