Bombardier’s Singapore service centre has installed and certified a new cabin management system (CMS) on a Global Express XRS, as the company beefs up its Southeast Asia presence.

The work involved the installation and certification of a Lufthansa AG nice HD CMS and new Wi-Fi system aboard a ten-year-old aircraft operated by an undisclosed customer, says Bombardier.

This was the first time such an installation has taken place on a Bombardier jet in the Asia-Pacific.

Work is underway to quadruple the size of the service centre, based at Seletar Airport, to 430,000 square feet. Inauguration is targeted for 2020.

It will have new customer facilities, a paint shop, interior finishing capabilities, and provide services such as training, sales, and customer support. It will allow for broader MRO work, including heavy structural and composite repairs.