Bombardier opens first Australian engineering centre

Published: 1 January 2024

Bombardier, a world-leading aircraft manufacturer has chosen Victoria as the base for its Asia Pacific engineering operations, bringing new high skilled jobs to the state.

It has opened its multimillion-dollar Melbourne Service Centre at Essendon Fields, creating up to 65 new jobs, supported by the Victorian Government.

The new facility will deliver maintenance, repair and overhaul services, acting as a central depot and providing ground support for all Bombardier aircraft across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Bombardier has approximately 80 business aircraft customers based in Australia - many of which are based in Melbourne - as well as customers who fly in and out of the country.

The new service facility will also deliver opportunities for students and graduates with Bombardier set to partner with Victorian universities and TAFEs to develop specialised aviation servicing skills.

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, specialising in designing, manufacturing and servicing business aircraft. Its worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft are used by a variety of multinational corporations, charter providers, governments and high net-worth individuals.