Bombardier opens engineering service office in Bangalore

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Bombardier Aerospace has inaugurated a new engineering service office in Bangalore, further expanding its presence in India.

The office started operating in December 2011 and has a staff strength of around 20 people. It will house approximately 50 aerospace engineers by the end of this year.

The office will support Bombardier Aerospace's production and development of aircraft programmes by providing assistance for more than 400 engineers at its partners' offices in the areas of complex engineering structure design, advanced stress analysis and project management services.

Jean Seguin, vice-president, quality, achieving excellence system, engineering and manufacturing, Bombardier Aerospace says: "This group of highly skilled engineers will support projects related to our in-development and current aircraft programmes while strengthening our already successful relationships with our partners at Mahindra-Satyam, Tata Consultancy Services and Capgemini."

The aircraft manufacturer predicts that India will require almost 1,330 business jets and the Asia-Pacific region including China will take delivery of approximately 4,000 commercial aircraft in the 20- to 149-seater segment over the next 20 years.