Bombardier Expands Latin American Service Network

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Bombardier Aerospace last Friday officially opened a new spare parts depot near Sao Paulo, Brazil’s busy Congonhas and Guarhulos International Airports to better serve Latin American operators of its Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets. The new 3,000-sq-ft depot, operated by Armazéns Gerais Columbia, will house some 2,300 individual high-demand parts, totaling over 75,000 pieces worth about $7 million. According to Bombardier, the facility ­ the fourth new parts facility to be opened in the past two years after Chicago, Frankfurt and Dubai -- will also support the company’s commitment to improving counter-to-counter AOG parts delivery worldwide. The Bombardier network also includes parts depots in Montreal, Beijing, Sydney and Singapore. Meanwhile, Bombardier also appointed Ocean Taxi Aéreo Ltda (Ocean Air) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as an authorized service facility for all Bombardier business jets. Ocean Air has been authorized since 2005 to work on Learjets and is now expand its maintenance and service capabilities to include all Challenger and Global models.