BANGALORE, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/17/12 -- Today, at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, Bombardier Aerospace announced the official inauguration of its Engineering Service Office located in Bangalore, India. The Bombardier Engineering Service Office began operation in December 2011 and currently employs approximately 20 people.
The new Engineering Service Office, which will house approximately 50 aerospace engineers by the end of 2013, will support Bombardier Aerospace's in-production and in-development aircraft programs by providing assistance to both the company and the more than 400 engineers at its partners' offices in the areas of complex engineering structure design, advanced stress analysis and project management services.
"Bombardier Aerospace is a truly global company with customers, partners and suppliers the world over, and it is essential to the success of our business that we grow our presence in the international markets," said Jean Seguin, Vice President, Quality, Achieving Excellence System, Engineering and Manufacturing, Bombardier Aerospace. "This group of highly skilled engineers will support projects related to our in-development and current aircraft programs while strengthening our already successful relationships with our partners at Mahindra-Satyam, Tata Consultancy Services and Capgemini. This continued investment in the region will allow us to take advantage of local expertise in a market that is becoming increasingly important to Bombardier."
Bombardier predicts that over the next 20 years, a total of 1,330 business jet deliveries are destined for India, and that the Asia-Pacific region (including China) will take delivery of approximately 4,000 aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat commercial aircraft category. In recent years, Bombardier has developed a solid base of customers in the region, and many of its industry-leading products, including Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets, CRJ700 regional jets and Q400 NextGen turboprops, are already in service in India.
Additionally, to offer its customers the highest level of support as close as possible to their operational bases, Bombardier established a Regional Support Office (RSO) in Mumbai in 2010. It was the first RSO in the Bombardier Customer Services network to support both business and commercial aircraft in one location.
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 December 31, 2011, were $18.3 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 @Bombardier.
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