Bombardier Aerospace opened a new office today in Shanghai to provide additional support for its sales and marketing teams in China and north Asia.
The Shanghai office adds to Bombardier's existing presence in China, which includes a business aircraft sales team in Beijing and a commercial aircraft team based in Shenyang.
Bombardier has also established parts depots in Beijing and Hong Kong, as well as a regional support office in Hong Kong.
Bombardier has sold several aircraft to Chinese clients and predicts a demand for almost 2,400 commercial aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat segment in China over the next 20 years.
That would make China the world's second largest market for new aircraft deliveries, following closely behind the United States.
"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," said Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy C. Hachey.
"The newly inaugurated Shanghai office will be key to continue building lasting relationships with our stakeholders and customers in China."