Bombardier opens office in Shanghai

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Bombardier Aerospace has set up a new office in Shanghai, further expanding its presence in China.

This office will house Bombardier Commercial Aircraft teams working with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), support teams for its aircraft operators and will also be the headquarters for its sales and marketing teams for China and north Asia.

"China is a critically important region for Bombardier Aerospace and the inauguration of our new office in Shanghai further testifies to our long-term commitment to the Chinese aviation industry," says Guy Hachey, Bombardier Aerospace president and chief operating officer.

"We have taken concrete steps to expand our global presence to provide regionalised support for our customers worldwide. This new office in Shanghai reinforces our commitment to providing a superior level of service to our operators in the region," he adds.

Last month, Bombardier signed a definitive agreement with Comac to explore commonalities between the C919 and CSeries aircraft. In February, it inked a memorandum of understanding with China's AVIC International Leasing to support the financing of commercial aircraft sales in China and globally.

The aircraft manufacturer predicts that China will require almost 2,400 commercial aircraft in the 60-149 seater segment in China over the next 20 years.