GE Aviation and Bombardier Announce Engine Service Agreements

GE Aviation and Bombardier Aerospace today announced two new engine service agreements that will boost services support and provide additional peace of mind for Bombardier business aircraft customers. GE's OnPointSM solutions engine maintenance coverage is being offered on Challenger aircraft equipped with GE CF34 engines and Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. What's more, Bombardier's five wholly owned business aircraft service centres in the United States are named GE Authorized Service Centres for CF34 engines for business aircraft. Both agreements are effective immediately. "GE and Bombardier have a long history of collaboration that has grown stronger over the past few decades, and we look forward to further strengthening our services and support offering for customers as we work toward the entry-into-service of Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft," said Brad Mottier, Vice President and General Manager, GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation organization. GE's OnPoint solutions will offer customers the option to purchase a flexible and cost-effective engine service package tailored to their specific needs. Comprehensive OnPoint solutions are being offered on both the Passport propulsion system that will power the ultra long-range, large cabin Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft and the CF34 engine which powers Challenger 600 series and Challenger 800 series aircraft. "Bombardier and GE Aviation are joining forces to ensure that our Challenger and Global aircraft customers have access to the best possible aftermarket coverage for their aircraft," said Eric Martel, President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft. "OurChallenger customers will now have a one-stop shop for factory-standard aircraft and engine services at all five U.S. locations for business aircraft, and GE's engine service solution will offer Challenger 600 series, Challenger 800 series, Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft customers a greater degree of cost predictability and availability for their aircraft." Under the service centre agreement, Bombardier's five wholly owned business aircraft service centres, located in Dallas, Texas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut, Tucson, Arizona and Wichita, Kansas, will expand their offering to provide factory-quality line maintenance and mobile repair services on GE CF34 engines. GE Aviation will provide Bombardier facilities with comprehensive material and technical support.
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Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: Oct 10, 2011