Bombardier steps into share purchase deal with Lufthansa Technik
Bombardier Aviation entered into share purchase agreements with Lufthansa Technik and ExecuJet Aviation Group. The Canadian company plans to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services that the manufacturer currently does not own.
Share purchasing agreements come together with the company’s aim to establish a wholly-owned service center in Berlin, Germany, with a goal to expand its customer support services worldwide.
Jean Christophe Gallagher, the Vice President and General Manager of Customer Experience at Bombardier Aviation, said that because of a strong presence in Germany for many years, current transactions would help to continue the growth of Bombardier’s presence in Europe.
“This investment is critical to the expansion of our service footprint in Europe and around the world, and as the service centre is set to become a wholly-owned Bombardier service centre, our customers will benefit from even more advantages and expertise offered by the OEM,” said Gallagher in the press release on September 29, 2020.
According to the statement, Berlin-Schönefeld airport (SXF) based service center, which is equipped with 15,000 square metres of service capacity, provides customers the highest-level of MRO services for Bombardier’s growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets based in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.
“With this direction, we continue to develop new reasons for customers to bring their jets to this location – and seek new ways for customers to benefit from the highest quality standards displayed by the dedicated, skilled teams on site,” added Gallagher.
In order to speed up the global expansion, Bombardier continues to invest in an extensive worldwide expansion of its customer services network in Europe, Asia and North America.