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Macon Service Centre Celebrates its First Anniversary with FAA Diamond Award

June 14, 2011 Toronto Aerospace,  Press Release

The Bombardier Aerospace service centre in Macon, Georgia has capped an inaugural year of growth and achievement with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award of Excellence, presented earlier this year.

The FAA Diamond Award, the highest honour bestowed on an aviation maintenance employer, recognizes the commitment of the centre and its technicians to ongoing training and education. In its first year of operation alone, the number of employees at the 91,808-square-foot (8,529-sq. m.) facility has doubled.

The Macon Service Centre has rapidly distinguished itself as a trusted provider of repair, overhaul and maintenance services for CRJ Series airliners.

Bombardier’s Macon facility is one of three company-owned commercial aircraft service centres in the United States, with the two others, located in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Tucson, Arizona, also recipients of the FAA Diamond Award.

“The Bombardier Aircraft Service Centre network is committed to offering the highest quality of support to our customers, and this distinguished award confirms our Macon Service Centre as a shining example of a proud tradition of excellence,” said James Hoblyn, President, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. “Our growth and achievements in Macon over the past year reflect a growing commitment by Bombardier to deliver world-class maintenance access to customers faster and closer to their base of operations.”

Bombardier Aircraft Service Centre Network
Bombardier aircraft operators have access to one of the most comprehensive service and maintenance networks in the industry. Bombardier’s complete aircraft service network now consists of 63 facilities worldwide for business and commercial aircraft. The company currently operates nine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) aircraft service centres (including the newest centre at Schiphol International Airport), offering capabilities from scheduled maintenance, inspections and refurbishment to fly-in repairs, mobile repair parties and AOG support. These are complemented by an extensive network of 54 Authorized Service Facilities (ASFs) and Aircraft-on-Ground Line Maintenance Facilities (AOG LMFs) (including 49 for business aircraft and five for commercial airliners) located in 27 countries and six continents around the world.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @BombardierInc.

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For Information
Marc Duchesne
Bombardier Aerospace
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