Bombardier will officially inaugurate its newest, state-of-the-art service center in the U.S., located at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Bombardier’s Leadership team, customers, VIP guests and members of the media will be invited to attend the ceremony on Oct. 31, 2022, in Miami.
Once fully operational, the new 300,000-square-foot facility will more than quadruple Bombardier’s current maintenance footprint in Florida and allow the company to transfer its service center operations from Fort Lauderdale to the new one-of-a-kind customer service center at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF), located close to Miami’s bustling business district.
The new facility will be fully equipped to perform extensive and complete full-service scheduled and unscheduled heavy maintenance, including paint enhancement services, to help reduce aircraft downtime. It will be fully equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, aircraft modifications, avionics installations, and Aircraft on Ground Support (AOG) for Bombardier’s business aircraft fleet of Learjet, Challenger, and Global aircraft.
“The Miami Opa-Locka Service Centre brings essential, specialized services for our customers, enabling us to continue to deliver the service excellence they have come to expect from Bombardier,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, executive vice president, Services and Support, and Corporate Strategy, Bombardier. “Our new facility in Miami will serve as an important gateway for our U.S. based and Latin American customers and will provide significant benefits, including improved aircraft turnarounds, greater convenience and OEM peace of mind to Bombardier’s growing customer base here.”
Bombardier is also currently hiring additional maintenance technicians across its entire service network to support its recent expansions. Technicians will receive Bombardier’s Type Training Course for Mechanical and Avionics certification to provide maintenance services at all 10 Bombardier’s service centers worldwide, including its newly expanded facilities in London Biggin Hill and Singapore, as well as its new facility in Melbourne, Australia. Bombardier’s Service Centre Network currently has openings for a variety of technical and professional roles.
With its recent service center expansions in Singapore, London Biggin Hill, and new facilities both in Miami and in Melbourne, Australia, Bombardier has added close to 1 million sq. ft. of new service capacity to its worldwide aftermarket network.