Bombardier Business Aircraft today announced the recent addition of Arabasco as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Challenger 605 aircraft customers based in or flying to Saudi Arabia.
Under the ASF agreement, Arabasco will offer Bombardier Business Aircraft customers a full range of maintenance services from its 2,921 square meter (approximately 31,446 square feet) maintenance facility located at the Private Aviation Terminal of King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The facility, which has been providing maintenance on business aircraft for 32 years, is certified by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands and employs over 40 people.
"This agreement will provide our Challenger 605 aircraft customers across Saudi Arabia and the surrounding countries with greater access to quality and first-class customer support in their own backyards," said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "Arabasco has a solid knowledge of our Challenger aircraft, as well as over three decades of maintenance experience, and we are confident they will meet the needs of our customers in the region."
"This authorization firmly strengthens Arabasco's position as the premier provider of aircraft maintenance services in Saudi Arabia," said HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Turki Al Saud, Chairman of Arabasco. "It is one of the several steps Arabasco has taken throughout its history in supporting business jet customers in the Kingdom."
There are 100 Bombardier Business Aircraft in the Middle East. Arabasco will join a network of more than 50 ASFs worldwide and work in close collaboration with Bombardier's maintenance network of service centres and ASFs in the same time zone, as well as its network of parts hubs and depots.
Date: Dec 9, 2014