Bombardier plans West Virginia expansion

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Bombardier Aerospace plans to announce an expansion of its aftermarket service center at the West Virginia Air Center in Bridgeport. The company based in Montreal manufactures jets and refurbishes commercial jetliners for U.S. air carriers. According to the company, its...

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Bombardier Aerospace plans to announce an expansion of its aftermarket service center at the West Virginia Air Center in Bridgeport.

The company based in Montreal manufactures jets and refurbishes commercial jetliners for U.S. air carriers.

According to the company, its global maintenance network supports more than 2,450 business jets and approximately 1,330 commercial aircraft.

It has seven other U.S. service centers in Dallas, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Hartford, Connecticut; Macon, Georgia; Wichita, Kansas; and two in Tucson, Arizona.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to attend the announcement. He tells the Associated Press that he expects two more business expansions in West Virginia to be announced before he leaves office at the end of the year related to the state's October trade visits to Britain and Ireland.

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