FARNBOROUGH 2014: SpiceJet signs for Q400 support from Dowty Propellers

SpiceJet has signed a deal with Dowty Propellers for the latter to provide a complete support package for propeller systems on the airline’s fleet of 15 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops, including repairs, overhaul, technical assistance, the availability of rotable spares and on-site support.

Backed by the full capabilities of Dowty Propellers as the type certificate holder for the Q400’s propeller system, this eight-year contract represents the culmination of a joint process to develop a unique, tailored system that comprehensively considers the airline’s operations.

“Dowty Propellers was able to propose an innovative solution that builds on a partnership approach, creating real value for us as the customer,” remarked Sanjiv Kapoor, COO, SpiceJet.

“Our selection demonstrates the mutual trust developed with SpiceJet, where our benefits as the propeller system OEM and propeller type certificate holder deliver real value to the operator,” commented Oliver Towers, president, Dowty Propellers. “The resources of our company will be fully available to support this key airline operator in India.”

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