Bombardier breaks ground on Abu Dhabi Service Centre

Bombardier has commenced the official groundbreaking of its new service centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The new OEM-operated service facility is Bombardier’s first full-service facility in the UAE. The company is targeting its opening in 2025.

The 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 service Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families. It will have the capacity to fit up to four Global 7500 aircraft – and will be able to service the Global 8000 when it enters into service in 2025.

Once fully operational, Bombardier said the facility should enable it to “continue to expand and grow its aftermarket revenues beyond 2025”.

At full capacity, the new facility will also add more than 100 aerospace jobs in the community.

“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 Bombardier’s president and CEO Éric Martel.

“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.”

Abu Dhabi Airports’ managing director and chief executive officer Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri commented: “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.”

Bombardier recently officially inaugurated its London Biggin Hill Service Centre – the largest MRO facility for business aviation in the UK.

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