Bombardier has expanded its aircraft maintenance support footprint to California for the first time, selecting San Luis Obispo-based ACI Jet as its latest authorized service facility (ASF).
The location will be authorized to perform line maintenance on the Global and Challenger families.
For the airframer, the designation marks its first new ASF in the U.S. in more than five years. “What we see with ACI Jet is the quality and the reputation that they bring to the table is completely in line with the brand and the reputation that we have in the marketplace,” noted William Molloy, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s vice president of aftermarket sales.
The company was one of the major proponents of the recent trend of OEMs bringing their maintenance support back in house, with a recent major expansion at its Tucson location, and new customer service center under construction in Miami, which will bring it to five Bombardier-owned service centers in the U.S., along with 10 ASFs in North America.