Bombardier today announced the official groundbreaking of its new service centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new facility is Bombardier’s first full-service facility in the UAE and builds on its long-term commitment to our customers in this critical market. At full capacity, the new OEM-operated service facility will also add more than 100 aerospace jobs in the community, cementing Bombardier’s presence in this key financial hub. The new facility is targeted to open in 2025 and once fully operational, should help Bombardier continue to expand and grow its aftermarket revenues beyond 2025.
Bombardier’s new Abu Dhabi Service Centre will feature a large hangar, comprehensive parts depot and a complete suite of maintenance services including scheduled and unscheduled heavy maintenance, aircraft modifications, paint modification, aircraft on ground (AOG) capabilities, and aircraft parking services.
The new facility will also have the capacity to fit up to four Global 7500 aircraft – and will be able to service the Bombardier flagship of a new era, the Global 8000, when it enters into service in 2025. It will provide the ultimate maintenance solution for our in region and worldwide customers of Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families.
“The Middle East is an important market for Bombardier with more than 150 aircraft, and we are pleased to be establishing a highly efficient facility in the UAE for our customers in the market – and for those visiting from around the world,” said Éric Martel, president and CEO, Bombardier. “Abu Dhabi is a dynamic financial hub for business and commerce in the UAE, and this service facility will provide significant benefits, quick aircraft turnarounds, and OEM peace of mind to our growing customer base. We are also thrilled to be providing new, high-paying aerospace jobs in the community.”
Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, managing director and chief executive officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, added: “Abu Dhabi Airports is pleased to welcome Bombardier to Abu Dhabi and the UAE, home to its first full-service facility in the UAE. Located at Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of the fastest growing airports in the world, we have no doubt that Bombardier’s global aviation leadership, experience, and expertise will be a catalyst for invaluable service delivery and excellence, upon the facility’s official unveiling. We look forward to supporting Bombardier in the years ahead to witness the company’s contributions to business travel in the UAE and the region as well as the aviation sector and economy. The presence of Bombardier underlines Abu Dhabi Airports commitment to general aviation, and is a major step forward to make Abu Dhabi the hub for general aviation in the region.”
The establishment of the new Abu Dhabi Service Centre aptly illustrates Bombardier’s comprehensive commitment to provide the best customer service experience in business aviation today. With its recent service centre expansion and enhancement projects in Singapore; Miami, Florida; Melbourne, Australia; and London, UK, Bombardier has added close to one million sq. ft. of new service capacity to its worldwide aftermarket network.