Posted on: 16 June 2015 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has appointed SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance as its first Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for the CSeries aircraft family, with immediate effect.SAMCO will offer to CSeries operators maintenance services that include start-up support, line maintenance, base maintenance and continued airworthiness management, from its facilities located at the Maastricht Airport in Beek, Netherlands.“We’re very excited to broaden our collaboration with SAMCO as it becomes the CSeries aircraft’s first Authorized Service Facility in the world,” commented Todd Young, vice-president, customer services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “SAMCO has been providing maintenance services to some of our existing aircraft operators in Europe for the last six years and has a great reputation for meeting our customers’ needs. I am certain this level of performance will extend to our CSeries aircraft operators.”“For almost 30 years now, we have been offering our customers exceptional customer care and expertise – providing them with aircraft maintenance solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner,” declared Constant van Schaik, chief executive officer, SAMCO. “We are excited to continue working alongside Bombardier and extending our services offering to include the all-new CSeries aircraft.”To accommodate CSeries family aircraft, SAMCO will begin an expansion project this year that will see its current 5,300 m2 hangar capacity almost double to approximately 10,000 m2.