Bombardier Aerospace Netherlands
Plans for ambitious growth in the Netherlands
Accustomed to the vastness of Canada, Bombardier appreciates the central location of its new service center, a site at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. With the active support provided by the airport management company Schiphol Group, The Schiphol Area Development Company (SADC), the surrounding municipalities and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), Bombardier was able to begin operations at its hangar within a couple of months after they had decided to locate in the Netherlands.
Ultimately, Bombardier will move to a brand new location further down on airport grounds two years from now. The result will be an ultra-modern complex that not only meets the highest aircraft maintenance demands but also offers its customers a personal Bombardier experience. Other businesses in and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are also excited about the Bombardier European Service Centre’s debut. According to SADC’s Joep Schroeder, it is a very welcome addition to the local aviation cluster.
“Traditionally, Schiphol-East has been an attractive business location particularly for aviation-related activities. We have a wide variety of companies here involved in repairs, assembly and maintenance, training and education, as well as consulting and financing. The goal now is to strengthen the relations between the various links in this chain and create a community that produces more added value for the member companies. The steps towards realizing this master plan, which has been dubbed Schiphol Aerospace Exchange, include a new terminal for general aviation along with new headquarters for KLM subsidiaries Martinair and Transavia. The arrival of Bombardier is the latest significant reinforcement of the economic structure of the aerospace cluster,” he explained.
Bombardier has drawn up ambitious growth plans for the years ahead. Bombardier is here to stay.