Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services Opens At Berlin-Tempelhof

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Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) last week announced it has opened a temporary maintenance station at the historic Berlin-Tempelhof Airport and is now offering line maintenance services for all Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global business jet operators, including base maintenance for Learjet aircraft, at the city’s downtown airport. The new maintenance and service station -- located in one of the airport’s impressive hangars -- began operation in early May, in anticipation of the upcoming FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 tournament. Originally founded in 1923, Berlin-Tempelhof is recognized internationally for its strategic role in the Berlin Airlift, which operated in 1948 and 1949.

“Due to its central location, Berlin-Tempelhof is still one of the city’s busiest airports for corporate aviation,” said Andreas Kaden, managing director, LBAS. “The new maintenance station means more choice and increased flexibility for Bombardier business jet operators flying into Berlin-Brandenburg region.” Bombardier said Germany is becoming the nucleus of its business aircraft unit’s rapidly expanding service and support presence in Europe. In the past nine months, milestones reached include beginning operations at its new parts super-warehouse in Frankfurt and opening its new Learjet hangar in Berlin, almost doubling the available maintenance area for Learjet aircraft at that location. Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG, Bombardier Aerospace and ExecuJet Aviation Group dedicated to supporting Bombardier Learjet Challenger and Global business jets.