Posted on: 22 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has renewed its Authorized Service Facility (ASF) agreement with Taikoo Shandong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (STAECO) for an additional three-year term.
In addition to providing maintenance services for CRJ Series aircraft, as done under the original agreement, STAECO will now also provide maintenance services for Q400 turboprops. Maintenance services include aircraft modifications, repainting, and avionics and cockpit upgrades.
“STAECO has been serving operators of CRJ Series aircraft for over 10 years with a variety of maintenance solutions, and we are pleased to add the Q400 turboprops to our portfolio,” stated Wang Chao, president of STAECO. “The renewal of our relationship with Bombardier as part of its growing customer support network permits us to continue serving our customers’ needs together.”
Todd Young, VP and general manager of customer services for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, continued, “STAECO has an excellent reputation for providing reliable and professional support to operators of Bombardier CRJ aircraft, and I am confident that this level of service will continue as the company extends its expertise to cover Q400 turboprops. We’re delighted with the renewal of our contract with STAECO as an Authorized Service Facility serving our customers close to their base of operations.”
The agreement reflects that the fleet of Bombardier aircraft in the Asia Pacific region is steadily growing, with 365 Q Series turboprops, CRJ regional jets and C Series airliners now ordered or in service with approximately 50 customers and operators.