Bombardier Opens Melbourne Service Center As Network Grows

Bombardier's Melbourne, Australia, service center
Credit: Bombardier

Bombardier has opened its new Melbourne Service Center at Essendon Fields Airport in Australia, part of the company’s worldwide aftermarket network expansion.

The facility is designed to enhance Bombardier’s Asia-Pacific customer service and serve as a gateway to the region, the company says.

The Melbourne center will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities for all Bombardier business aircraft: scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modifications, avionics installations and aircraft-on-ground support. The facility includes a 4,000-ft.2 parts depot along with back-shop services.

At full capacity, the 50,000-ft.2 center is expected to add 65 aerospace jobs, including 48 for technicians, the company says.

More than 80 Bombardier business jets are in service in Australia, which represents 31% of the center’s market.

“The addition of the Melbourne Service Center is the latest in a series of worldwide infrastructure investments aimed at enhancing Bombardier’s customer service capacity in line with our 2025 plan,” says Eric Martel, Bombardier president and CEO. “In the past year, we have added close to 1 million square feet of service capacity in several key locations, solidifying our plan to bring more Bombardier jets home no matter where they operate.”

Earlier in 2022, Bombardier opened its Singapore Service Center. It also will mark the opening of service centers at London Biggin Hill Airport, and at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Florida.

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.