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Friday, November 22, 2013

Bombardier to Open Aircraft Maintenance Center in China

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Bombardier has a new agreement to establish an aircraft maintenance facility in Tianjin, China, the Canadian airframe manufacturer said Friday, Nov. 22. 

The agreement was signed with the Tianjin Airport Economic Area, and will create a joint venture between the two entities to begin contraction of a maintenance facility in 2016. 

Bombardier sees China as the "second most important" business jet market behind the United States, projecting operators in the region will take delivery of more than 2,000 new aircraft over the next two decades.

"China is an important market and we are excited and honored to collaborate with the leaders of Tianjin," said Eric Martel, president of customer services and specialized and amphibious aircraft at Bombardier.

In a statement, Bombardier said the facility will support Bombardier business jets and commercial aircraft.

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