Bombardier Appoints New Leader at its Amsterdam Service Centre

Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:30am EDT

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  MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Apr 03 (Marketwired) --
Bombardier Aerospace today strengthened its position as the maintenance
and repair service provider of choice for its European customers with the
appointment of industry veteran Ian Ludlow as General Manager of its
Amsterdam Service Centre.

    Mr. Ludlow brings with him 30 years of experience in commercial and
business aircraft operations and maintenance, from numerous management
and consulting roles within the United Kingdom and Europe. He is widely
recognized for his ability to build strong relationships within the
operator community and with regulatory authorities, and for successfully
managing aftermarket supply chains, international deployment and business
development. 

    "Our Amsterdam Service Centre has become a pillar of support for the
hundreds of Bombardier business jet operators based in Europe. Ian's
expertise and entrepreneurial drive will lead the way forward as we
deliver the factory-trained expertise that exceeds what customers expect
of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) service team," said Stan
Younger, Vice President, Bombardier Aircraft Service Centres. "Ian has
spent his entire career building close ties with operators throughout
Europe. The entire team is looking forward to sharing knowledge and best
practices to continue putting our customers first." 

    Bombardier's service centre at Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport
is one of nine OEM service centres worldwide. Since it opened its doors
in 2010, the facility has responded to growing demand by boosting its
staffing levels, adding capabilities and renovating and expanding its
installations. More than 560 Bombardier business jets are currently based
in Europe, and the centre has increased its average monthly visit rate
each year since 2010.

    In recent months, Bombardier has continued to expand its customer support
network for its European customers. The company opened its newest
Regional Support Office (RSO) in Farnborough, U.K. in July 2012 - the
10th Bombardier RSO to open outside North America in the past four years.


    At the same time, Bombardier made major investments to increase parts
availability in Europe and around the world. The company expanded its
footprint and boosted inventory capacity at its new depot in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates in September 2012, and further optimized its
worldwide parts distribution network through its Frankfurt parts hub in
December.

    The Frankfurt facility is now able to accept customer part returns and
part exchanges, as well as certify parts and receive shipments directly
from vendors, allowing for reduced turnaround time for units, and
increased parts availability for customers in the region.

    About Bombardier 

    Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains.
Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility
worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and
enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of
all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

    Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and
information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter
@Bombardier.

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Contacts:
Mark Masluch
Bombardier Aerospace
+1-514-855-7167
mark.masluch@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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