Bombardier has completed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of the Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services aircraft service centre in Berlin that it did not already own. Bombardier purchased the shares from Lufthansa Technik and ExecuJet Aviation Group, allowing it to establish a wholly-owned service centre in Berlin and further expand its worldwide customer support footprint.
“We welcome the highly talented employees of the Berlin service centre to the Bombardier service network,” says Chris Debergh, VP of OEM parts and services at Bombardier. “We value their expertise and customer focus. As part of the Bombardier team, they will continue to provide best-in-class aircraft maintenance services to our valued operators of Bombardier business aircraft.”
Strategically located at Berlin Brandenburg airport, the service centre has been providing MRO services to Bombardier business aircraft customers since 1997. With more than 160,000 sq ft of service capacity and 240 skilled employees on site, the service centre provides customers with the highest-level maintenance and support for Bombardier's growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets based in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.
The service centre has received several awards for its technical excellence and customer satisfaction, thanks largely to an experienced and dedicated workforce. Among its many milestones, it was the first in Europe to perform maintenance on Bombardier's flagship Global 7500 aircraft. The centre recently modernised and transformed its shop floor to maximise efficiencies and streamline processes, providing customers with an unsurpassed service experience.