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Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced its Singapore service centre has been recognized by the Asia Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) with the prestigious Icons of Aviation, Best Maintenance Repair Organization Award.
The Icons of Aviation Awards celebrate achievement across 11 key categories of business aviation and are the industry’s only award ceremony in Asia. The public identified the top five nominees in each category in the first round of voting, and AsBAA member companies selected winners in the final round.
Launched in 2015, the event celebrates leadership within the industry and raises funds for Orbis, Flying Eye Hospital.
“We are thrilled that the Singapore service centre has been recognized by our customers, the members of AsBAA, for its continued outstanding performance,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, vice-president and general manager, customer experience. “The facility’s success strengthens Bombardier’s expanding presence in the Asia Pacific region, providing operators around the world with high-quality maintenance support, including full interior capabilities, as well as access to the entire Bombardier Business Aircraft service centre network.”
Since February 2014, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Singapore service centre has delivered high-quality original equipment manufacturer (OEM) expertise, providing maintenance support for over 1,000 Bombardier Business Aircraft customer visits. This includes delivering the largest maintenance events in the aircraft’s lifecycle such as the 96- and 192-month inspections on Challenger aircraft and 120-month inspections on Global aircraft, in a timely, value-added fashion for the customer. These heavy maintenance events require disassembly for a detailed inspection of the airframe, structure and landing gear.
Customers in region benefit from the Singapore service centre’s comprehensive capabilities and flexibility, as well as on-site parts inventory and engineering support. They can also maximize their maintenance event to complete additional work during their downtime in Singapore, such as paint, interior refurbishment, avionics modifications or the installation of inflight connectivity, including the fastest worldwide Ka-band high-speed internet for Global aircraft.
The Singapore service centre has received 14 certifications from key civil aviation authorities worldwide, five authorizations from engine and avionics OEMs, and also inaugurated its state-of-the-art interior shop. To accommodate increasing demand, the facility has tripled its engineer and technician workforce since opening.
Located at Seletar Aerospace Park, the Singapore service centre features 3,000 square meters (32,000 squre feet) of hangar space, 3,500 suare meters (38,000 square feet) of dedicated ramp, and 3,500 square meters (38,000 square feet) of workshop, warehouse and office space. With its dedicated staff of more than 100 people, the facility is equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, interior refurbishment and modifications, avionics installations and aircraft on ground (AOG) support for Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft.