Bombardier is a global transportation company with 76 production and engineering sites in 25 countries, and a worldwide network of service centers. The Bombardier Aircraft Service Center in Opa Locka, Florida, is one of eight Bombardier-owned service centers in the United States, part of their global maintenance services network that delivers quality, non-stop care to customers in the U.S. and abroad.
The Bombardier Aircraft Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is planning for growth over the next five years. Currently, a preponderance of the aircraft serviced at the facility is from international regions such as Mexico and South America. The influx of aircraft from these regions has limited the capacity of the facility to service aircraft from the southeastern United States. A new Service Center will allow for a greater number of aircraft serviced and give more flexibility for unscheduled maintenance work.
Jacobs is providing the programmatic needs to support a new, 253,000-square-foot aircraft service center for Bombardier – comprised of customer areas, administration offices, shipping and receiving with at grade dock, parts storage warehouse, shops and maintenance hangars – as a national and international service facility. This goal is for the facility to continue to serve international regions such as South America and Mexico, along with domestic regions in the southeastern U.S. In our role, we’re designing a facility that operates efficiently and safely as a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week facility, controlling client costs and maintaining the overall project schedule and quality.
Additionally, we’re developing an efficient hangar layout that allows for aircraft movement within the hangar to be relocated with minimum disruption to other service operations; leveraging synergies with adjacent spaces to provide additional maintenance efficiencies within the hangars; designing interior architecture to reflect the regional qualities of Florida, as well as the contemporary design of the business jet; and looking for a design solution that will allow for expansion, if possible