Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the recent addition of a major new pillar to its growing support network in Europe. The company has appointed Lufthansa CityLine, the original launch customer for the CRJ aircraft, as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for its CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft.
Under the ASF agreement, Lufthansa CityLine Technical Services will offer Bombardier customers the full range of line and heavy maintenance services from its conveniently located maintenance hangar in Cologne, Germany. The state-of-the-art facility, which operates round the clock, 365 days per year, is certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and employs over 170 people.
Lufthansa CityLine is a longstanding and valued Bombardier customer. The airline, which currently operates CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft, was the first to introduce the CRJ regional jet into commercial service in 1992 and has been performing maintenance, repair and overhaul services on its own fleet as well as on third-party regional aircraft ever since.