Bombardier Business Aircraft and the Tianjin Airport Economic Area (TAEA) have announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Service Centre in Tianjin, China. An inauguration event was held on April 7, 2017, ahead of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE).
Located near Beijing, the Tianjin Service Centre includes hangar space, offices, as well as back shop areas totaling over 8,500 square meters (95,766 square feet). It offers maintenance, repair, overhaul, and associated activities and services, and complements the Bombardier Business Aircraft Support Network in Asia.
According to Zhao Xuesen, Vice President of Tianjin Airport Economic Area, business aircraft movements reached 1,528 at the Tianjin Airport in 2016, a 17.36% increase from the previous year.
To date, the Tianjin Service Centre has received its Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification for Global, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Challenger 850 aircraft, giving it full authority and ability to perform 96-month inspections for Challenger 600 series jets, and 120-month inspections for Global aircraft.
Bombardier’s customer support network in China currently includes a team of Field Service Representatives and Customer Support Account Managers, as well as four Authorized Service Facilities.
Bombardier’s latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts approximately 1,100 business jet deliveries destined for Greater China, South Asia and the Asia-Pacific regions over the next 10 years.