Bombardier Relocates European And Middle Eastern Bizjet Headquarters

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Bombardier announced last week it has completed relocating two of its strategic business jet operations to London Farnborough Airport. According to the announcement, the company's regional sales headquarters for Europe, as well as its Skyjet International headquarters, began operations within TAG Aviation’s new Farnborough facilities in mid-March 2006. In addition, the company has also moved its Middle East and African sales operation and Skyjet International Middle East office to Dubai International Airport. It is located within ExecuJet’s new facility, which also houses a Bombardier authorized service facility and parts depot.

“London Farnborough Airport is quickly becoming the focal point for business aircraft activity in the United Kingdom and is now one of the most modern airports dedicated to business aviation in Europe,” said Bob Horner, vice-president, sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “In addition, we are ideally situated in Dubai, right in the business aviation centre, and look forward to establishing new roots at such an impressive facility.” Bombardier said it delivered 186 business jets in its fiscal year ended January 31, 2006, compared to 128 for the same period one year earlier, an increase of 45 percent. Bombardier delivered 102 business jets in Europe from 2001 to 2005 on a calendar-year basis, representing a 20 percent share of the market.