Bombardier has launched its newly transformed Singapore Service Centre, which has the capability to service the company’s growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft operators.

Located in Seletar Aerospace Park, the expanded Singapore Service Centre is claimed to be the largest aviation maintenance facility in the Asia Pacific region.

The expansion increased the service centre’s footprint from 70,000ft² to nearly 290,000ft².

It features new customer facilities for business jet operators as well as an environmentally-controlled paint facility.

Furthermore, it has the capacity to offer various functions, such as engineering, sales and an expanded portfolio of component, repair and overhaul (CR&O) services.

The expanded facility will be able to support more than 2,000 business jet visits each year.

The new LEED Silver-certified facility features solar panels on the rooftop and car park structures.

Bombardier recently received its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from its partner, Shell Aviation, at the facility.

The expanded facility also accommodates Jetex’s fixed-base operator (FBO) and ground handling system.

The facility currently has more than 200 employees, and the company plans to add another 50 employees in the future.

Bombardier Services and Support and Corporate Strategy executive vice-president Jean-Christophe Gallagher said: “With this major expansion, the Singapore Service Centre will provide infinite benefits, including quicker aircraft turnarounds, greater convenience and peace of mind to Bombardier’s growing customer base in Asia.

“Customers can also enjoy access to the complete range of OEM customer service and support at their doorstep. This is truly a special day for Bombardier and our growing aftermarket network.”