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Bombardier opens new Melbourne Service Centre

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Bombardier has opened its new Melbourne Service Centre at Essendon Fields, which it says will create 65 new jobs and partner with schools and universities in Victoria on skills development.

The company has approximately 80 business customers in Australia, plus others that fly in and out of the country for servicing. Bombardier says its aircraft represent 31 per cent of Australia’s business jet market, and 47 per cent of the market for the medium and large category.

“The introduction of the new Melbourne Service Centre continues to illustrate how Bombardier is transforming its aftermarket footprint around the world – and establishing high-paying aerospace careers in Melbourne,” said Executive Vice President Jean-Christophe Gallagher.

According to Bombardier the new site includes

  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul services on all Bombardier aircraft
  • A parts depot and an in-house fixed based operation (FBO)
  • A facility footprint of approximately 50,000 square feet (about 4,600 square metres.)

According to the Victorian government – which provided an undisclosed amount of support for the new site – the facility will deliver MRO and function as “a central depot and providing ground support for all Bombardier aircraft across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.”

“This is a significant win for Victoria to have Bombardier choose Melbourne as its base, further cementing the state as a global leader in innovation,” added industry support minister Ben Carroll.

Flight Global reports that the new 4,600 square metre centre, with a spare parts depot, follows the opening of another service centre by Bombardier in June, covering 26,000 square metres and located at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. 

Picture: Bombardier Business Aircraft


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