London – 5 February 2020: Bombardier Aviation announced today the significant expansion of its European customer support network at London Biggin Hill Airport.
The investment includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art service centre, capable of housing up to 14 Global 7500 aircraft at any one time. The facility will comprise a hangar of nearly 250,000 sq ft, workshop and office space and 650,000 sq ft of apron area and surrounds. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2020.
Robert Walters, commercial director, London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “Bombardier’s expansion highlights London Biggin Hill’s commitment to the capital as a pre-eminent full-service business aviation airport and a leading centre for aviation technology and enterprise. We are proud of our partnership with Bombardier and are delighted to be supporting the company as it expands to meet the growing demand for its services.”
Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Aviation, says: “With the expansion of the London Biggin Hill service centre, Bombardier is taking another step in showing its unwavering commitment to provide customers with industry-leading services on a global scale, and the OEM expertise they rightfully deserve. Europe continues to be a strong market for business aviation, and we’re glad to show our commitment to our customers with this important investment in the region.”
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About London Biggin Hill Airport
London Biggin Hill Airport is located 12 miles from central London and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.
A designated UK Port of Entry, Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of London makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.
Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to over 65 commercial and aviation activities.
There are very few places in the world other than Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.