FARNBOROUGH 2014: Bombardier launches Smart Parts for CSeries

Bombardier Aerospace has announced the launch of its Smart Parts programme and the recent approval of its maintenance programme for CSeries operators.

These solutions are both designed to minimise downtime and provide more competitive maintenance costs to operators of CSeries aircraft, all while ensuring the inherent safety and reliability of the aircraft.

Transport Canada, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently approved the CSeries aircraft maintenance programme's Maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR). In development since October 2010, the approved plan will now allow operators of CSeries aircraft to benefit from line maintenance checks (‘A’ checks) at intervals of 850 flight hours and base maintenance checks (‘C’ checks) at intervals of 8,500 flight hours, demonstrating the OEM’s aim to provide operators with the most competitive maintenance programme in the industry.

The Smart Parts program for CSeries aircraft customers is available to support Bombardier's operators flying aircraft at all life stages and can be customised to meet operational requirements. This tailored support solution provides value through normalised cash flows and component availability. The programme covers more than 400 components in more than 20 major systems and includes two primary elements developed in response to feedback from customers – a component repair management solution and a component exchange pool programme at a central location.

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