Bombardier finalizes acquisition and full ownership of aircraft service center in Berlin

Bombardier, the Canadian plane and train maker has announced it has completed the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares that it did not currently own from Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG, for Berlin Service Centre.

The company can now establish a wholly owned service center in Berlin which will enable it to expand its global customer support footprint. “We welcome the highly talented employees of the Berlin Service Centre to the Bombardier service network,” said Chris Debergh, Vice President, OEM Parts and Services, 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.”

The center is strategically located at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the service centre has been providing exceptional MRO services to Bombardier business aircraft customers since 1997. With more than 160,000 sq. ft. (15,000 sq. metres) of service capacity and 240 highly 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. Berlin Service Centre was the first in Europe to perform maintenance on Bombardier’s flagship Global 7500 aircraft. The state-of-the-art service centre has recently been modernized and has also transformed its shop floor to maximize efficiencies and streamline processes.

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